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Somalia
Regional Association I (Africa)

General Information

population 10 495 583 (*)
land area (km2) N/A
GDP (million USD) N/A (*)
WMO Member since 1964-04-01
QMS status (unknown)
decadal temp. anomalies (**) no value reported
local weatherweather forecast
* World Bank (2013) ** The Global climate (2001-2010)

Institutional Arrangements

National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service:

Website no website provided
Responsible Ministry info not provided
PR with WMO Eng. Omar H.M.SHURIE
International organizations (unknown)

Hydrology

National Hydrometeorological Service
Hydrological adviser Abdulkadir Moallim Abdi GURE

Aviation

Meteorological Authority
Meteorological service provider
Institutional information
Composition of the WMO (PUB5) update
Permanent Representative
Eng. SHURIE Omar H.M.
Hydrological Adviser
Mr GURE Abdulkadir Moallim Abdi
Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
Mr HERSI A.K. Farah Technical Commission Individual Members (Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology)
Institutional Information update
Title of the National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service (NMS)Permanent Mission of Somalia
Title of institution with authority over NMS
Legal status of the NMS
Legislative act regulating meteorology (or hydrometeorology)
NMS areas of responsibilities
Provision of meteorological services for aviation
Title of primary legislative act determining NMS functions
Other regulatory framework applicable to NMS functions
Mandate for provision of climate services
Unit dedicated to climate-related activities
NMS is the sole authority for providing climate services in the country
Other organizations (governmental, academic, private, commercial, etc.) providing climate services in the country
National drought policy
Link to national drought policy
Gender distribution of staffTotal:Male:8Female:4
Number of staff by professional category
Management: Male:,Female:,Total:5
Meteorologists: Male:,Female:,Total:
Meteorological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:1
Hydrologists: Male:,Female:,Total:2
Hydrological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:1
Climatologists/Climate Services: Male:,Female:,Total:1
Researchers: Male:,Female:,Total:1
Support Staff: Male:,Female:,Total:1
Other: Male:,Female:,Total:
Number of staff with university degreeTotal:Male:Female:
Number of staff by age categoryLess than 20 years:20-30 years:630-40 years:440-50 years:Over 50 years:2
Number of staff due to retire in next 5 yearsManagement:2Meteorologist:Meteorological Technician:Hydrologist:Hydrological Technician:Climatologist/Climate Services:Researchers:Support Staff:Other:
Staffing trend in recent 3-5 years
Areas in which NMS staff training is needed (in order of priority)1:forecasting2:hydrology3:aviation4:Meteorology
Fellowships requested under the WMO Fellowship Programme in 2016-2017
Total annual budget
Main sources of funding
Percentage of budget coming from non-government budget
Budget trend in the recent 3-5 years
Sources of funding for improving the hydrometeorological infrastructure, etc.
Development/strategic plan in place in NMS, covering the next 3-5 years
Communications capacity and outreach
Quality Management System (QMS) in use
Status of QMS implementation
National committee or platform composed of ministries, agencies and other stakeholders in place at the national ro sub-national levels, which coordinates Disaster Risk Reduction activities
NMS membership in national committee or platform coordinating DRR activities
Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) in place in the country
Monitoring and forecasting systems in place for multiple hazards occurring simultaneously or cumulatively over time
MHEWS warning of potential cascading impacts
Number of people per 100,000 covered by early warning information through local governments or through national dissemination mechanisms in your countryTotal:Men:Women:
Percentage of local governments in the country having a plan to act on early warnings
Accessible, understandable, usable and relevant disaster risk information and assessment available to people at the national and local levels
NMS contribution and/or engagement in these risk assessments
Hazard, exposure and vulnerabilty information used in country as an input into emergency planning and the development of warning messages
Performance of MHEWS evaluated in the country
Feedback and lessons learned translated into improvements of the MHEWS
NMS engaged in performance reviews of the national MHEWS/DRR platform
A national WIGOS governance mechanism in place
A national WIGOS partnership agreement in place for integration and open-sharing of observations from NMS and non-NMS sources
Number of staff trained in OSCAR/Surface
A national process in place for acting on quality problem information received from the WIGOS Data Quality Monitoring System
A National WIGOS Implementation Plan adopted/approved
Communication systems used to access data and productsGTS via Internet
Country participation in WMO Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) scheme for the collection and transmission of meteorological observations at sea
Number of marine meteorological and oceanographic observing stations operated in the countryBy NMS:By institutional partners (non_NMS):By private partners:
Marine meteorological and oceanographic observing data shared and exchanged with WMO
Collaborative agreements or partnerships in the country concerning integrated marine meteorological and oceanographic observations
Status of climate data rescue at NMS
Services provided by NMS
Warning Services:()
Marine Services:()
Hydrological Services:()
Other hydrological (please specify) :Other any type (please specify):
Impact-based forecast and warning services produced/provided by NMS
Technical requirements necessary to enable NMS to produce/provide impact-based forecast and warning services
NMS involvement in a drought monitoring and early warning system
NMS use of a Flash Flood Guidance System for issuing flash flood warnings
Preparation and dissemination of marine forecasts or warning services by NMS as a Preparation Service of the Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS) within the framework of the Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Forecasts and warnings received by NMS from the marine MetArea Issuing Service under GMDSS
NMS use of cooperative mechanisms, such as mentoring and sharing of expertise, in order to support Members in need to resolve existing deficiencies in the provision of marine meteorological services
User communities/sectors to which NMS provides climate products/information and estimated importance of users in various sectors for the NMS
National Hydrological Service (NHS) combined with the National Meteorological Service in a single entity
Exact title of NHS
Title of the institution with the authority over the service
Legal status of the NHS
Name(s) of the main institution(s) responsible for operational hydrology
Legislative act regulating hydrology (or hydrometeorology, or similar) in the country
Title of the primary legislative act determining the NHS mandate
NHS areas of responsibility
Flood management plan(s) established or under developmentYes
NHS membership in a national committee or platform coordinating disaster risk reduction activities
Gender distribution of NHS staffTotal:Male:Female:
Number of NHS staff (by professional category)
Management: Male:,Female:,Total:
Hydrologists: Male:,Female:,Total:
Hydrological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:
Climatologists/Climate Services: Male:,Female:,Total:
Researchers: Male:,Female:,Total:
Support Staff: Male:,Female:,Total:
Other: Male:,Female:,Total:
Number of NHS staff with university degree
Number of NHS staff by age categoryLess than 20 years:20-30 years:30-40 years:40-50 years:Over 50 years:
Number of NHS staff due to retire in the next 5 yearsManagement:Hydrologist:Hydrological Technician:Climatologist/Climate Services:Researchers:Support Staff:Other:
Staffing trend in the recent 3-5 years
Fellowships requested by NHS under the WMO Fellowships Programme in 2016-2017
Total annual budget of the NHS
Main sources of funding
Percentage of budget coming from non-government budget
Trend of the government component of the budget during the recent 3-5 years
Sources of funding for improving the hydrological infrastructure, etc.
Quality Management System (QMS) for hydrology in use in the countryNo
Status of QMS implementation
Impact-based forecast and warning services produced/provided by NHS staff
Flash flood warnings issued by NMS
Flash Flood Guidance System used for issuing flash flood warnings
Access to quantitative subseasonal or seasonal hydrological forecasts by sectoral users in the country
Use of flood hazard, exposure and vulnerability information in the country to carry-out risk assessments at the national, provincial and local levels
Relationships maintained by NHS with users of information products to understand their needs and level of satisfaction with the services provided
Regional Working Structure updateNo data available
Commissions update
Focal Points update

ASAP National Focal Points (ASAP-NFPs)

No Focal Point nominated

DBCP National Focal Points for buoy programmes (DBCP-NFP)

No Focal Point nominated

DRR Focal Points of RAs, TCs and TPs

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for Information and Public Affairs

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for RTH

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for WIS Metadata matters

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points of CBS Lead Centers on Data Quality Monitoring (Land Surface)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point for Education and Training

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point for Weather Radar Metadata

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point on Matters Related to Weather Pub. No. 9, Volume A (Observing Stations)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for Codes and Data Representation Matters

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for Monitoring and Evaluation system

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for OSCAR/Surface

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for PWS

NameCountryRole
Mr ABDULKADIR MOALLIM ABDI Gure Somalia focal-point

National Focal Points for the Country Profile Database

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for the RMDCN

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for WIGOS

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points on Matters Related to Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and related Climatological matters (RBCN)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points on Matters Related to the Regional Basic Synoptic Network (RBSN)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points on the Implementation Plan for the Evolution of the Global Observing System (EGOS-IP)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points on WIS matters

No Focal Point nominated

National Gender Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

Port Meteorological Officers - useful contacts (PMOs)

No Focal Point nominated

SOOP Implementation Panel (SOOPIP)

No Focal Point nominated

SWFDP Global Production Centre Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

SWFDP Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

Task Team on VOS recruitment and programme promotion (TT-VOSRPP)

No Focal Point nominated

VOS Panel (VOSP)

No Focal Point nominated

Observations
Surface and upper-air stations (OSCAR/Surface) update
Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins (Volume C1) updateNo data available
Radars updateNo data available
Global Atmosphere Watch - Stations updateNo data available
Monitoring update

WIGOS data quality monitoring (details)

WIS Availability & monitoring (details)

World Wide Weather data submission monitoring (details)

Country information
WMO Information System update

WIS centres

Name Centre type Principal GISC Secondary GISC CBS Endorsement Technical Commission Manual on WIS status
NMC  NC  Casablanca    Approved by Cg/EC  CBS  Equals WIS Manual 

GTS links

remote endpoint type speed national endpoint
Nairobi  NI    Mogadiscio 

Availability & monitoring

INFOHYDRO updateNo data available
Regional Centres updateNo data available
WMO Library update
Climate Normals (1961-1990) updateNo data available
Alerting Authorities Registry (CAP) update
Title Description More Info
Somalia: Permanent Mission of Somalia   A WMO Member [Somalia] identifies Permanent Mission of Somalia as an alerting authority for hazard threats.   http://alerting.worldweather.org/authorities.php?recId=242
Cooperation
VCP Requests updateNo data available
Fellowships update

Sent Fellowships

Host country Institution Purpose of study Description Type of study Study period
Switzerland WMO Secretariat, UK Met Office, Kenya Met Office    Meteorology    2016-06 - 2016-06 
China CSC - NUIST    Meteorology    2016-09 - 2021-09 
China CSC - Hohai University    Meteorology    2018-09 - 2023-09 
China CSC - NUIST    Meteorology    2018-09 - 2023-09 
GFCS Projects update

Projects implemented in this country

Supported countries Title Description Status
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Liberia
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Swaziland
United Republic of Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 
Climate Services Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa The “Global Framework for Climate Services - Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa” project has two main objectives: building capacity for improved weather and climate services and developing weather and climate related services for agriculture. It builds on existing initiatives that have proven to be successful at national level and intends to upscale them to larger geographic areas. These include the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project and the Metagri operational project. It also seeks to strengthen meteorological services through the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET).  Active 
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Lithuania
Republic of Moldova
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Ukraine
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Sudan
Uganda
Djibouti
Somalia
South Sudan
Burkina Faso
Niger
Côte d'Ivoire
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Argentina
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Honduras
 
Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) The Integrated Drought Management Programme supports stakeholders at all levels by providing policy and management guidance and by sharing scientific information, knowledge and best practices for Integrated Drought Management. Over 30 expert partner organizations have joined this effort. The IDMP is strengthening collaboration among the expert institutions globally, regionally and at the country level, in order to improve drought management focusing on the three pillars of integrated drought management i) drought monitoring and early warning systems; ii) vulnerability and impact assessment; and iii) drought preparedness, mitigation and response. An integrated drought management Help Desk managed by a joint WMO-GWP Technical Support Unit draws on the collective expertise of over 30 expert partner organizations in supporting countries to mitigate drought risks and prepare for droughts. The Help Desk provides an "Ask" function, offering a point of contact to expertise, a “Find” section providing tailored access to the most relevant existing knowledge resources, and a “Connect” facility, providing an overview and a connection to ongoing initiatives. More information at: http://www.droughtmanagement.info/  Active 
Projects updateNo data available