Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD)

Commonly known as the Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia (JMM) in Malay term. A department under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations. MMD history dates back to 1820 with the establishment of the Meteorological observations in Singapore. Meteorological stations were set up in Federal Malay States hospitals between 1906 and 1926. On August 1, 1946, the Malayan Meteorological Services was formed with its HQ in Singapore. In 1958, Department of Meteorological Office was established in Malaysia. On August 9, 1965, it was renamed Malaysian Meteorological Services after Singapore gained independence.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) official website features weather forecast (tourist destinations, major towns, world), tsunami & weather warning (earthquake/tsunami info, strong wind & rough seas, heavy rain, tropical cyclone & storm), marine forecast for fishermen, observations (satellite & radar images, temperature, rainfall), seismology (list of earthquake/tsunami, seismic statistics) and climate of Malaysia.
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions.
Website:   www.met.gov.my/


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Guide ID: 2132 - Last Updated: August 17, 2013