Weather forecasting is the use of the latest technology, science and methods to predict the state of the atmosphere of a given location at a future time.

In Solomon Islands this service is carried out by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS).

Through the Service, and with the latest equipment available to them, data is collected on the current state of the atmosphere (including temperature and humidity as well as data on wind patterns).

This is then assimilated by SIMS and assessed using the Services’ understanding of atmospheric processes to determine how the atmosphere will change or what the weather will look like over time.

This is done in conjunction with the use of numerical models of the most recent forecast for the time that observations were made to produce the meteorological analysis.

These prediction models are computer simulations of the atmosphere output from these models provide the basis of weather forecasts.

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