Ghana Meteorological Agency
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Ghana
Agency executive
Parent departmentMinistry of Communication(Ghana)

Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) is a governmental agency under the Ministry of Communication mandated to offer weather and climate services, to analyze scientific research findings and provide guidance on climate change.[1]

It is a certified ISO 9001: 2015 weather forecast institution with its headquarters in Accra.[2]


The agency was established in 2004 by The Ghana Metrological Agency Act, 2004 Act 682 to replace the Ghana Meteorological Service Department,[3] the latter was established in 1937 in the Gold Coast.

Observation of weather patterns started in the 1830s around Aburi Gardens in the Eastern Region by the Basel Mission. In 1886, the British colonial government setup three climatological stations along the coast of the colony, its operations were entrusted to the Medical departments.

With 14 synoptic stations in 1957, it has increased to 25, with 210 approximate stations. These stations can be located in Navorongo, Accra, Wenchi, Sunyani, Kete-krachi, Yendi, Kumasi, Koforidua, Ho, Abetifi, Akatsi, Takoradi, Saltpond, Big-Ada, Akuse, Sefwi-Bekwai, Axim, Akim-Oda, Abetifi, Tarkwa, Enchi and Akosombo.[4][5] The agency is financed under the National Meteorological Fund.[3]


The Agency has the following departments;

Meteorological services

The Ghana Meteorological Agency provides meteorological services to the general public through daily weather forecasts. It also provides specialized services to other agencies and institutions, these include:

Heads of Meteorological Organization

The current Director-General is Dr. Michael Tanu.[2]


  1. ^ "Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) | Ministry of Communications". Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  2. ^ a b "Ghana Meteorological Agency meets ISO international standards". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  4. ^ "The map of Ghana showing all the GMet Synoptic-Stations".
  5. ^ "Ghana Meteorological Agency gets 10 automatic weather stations". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-12-02.