Meteorological Office in brief
1- The action of Meteorological
observations for some elements began under the British
mandate in Jerusalem , Jericho , Beit Qad(Jenin),
Tulkarm, Arroub and Wadi Fara since 1923 .
1948 The dependency of meteorological stations which are
located in the West Bank affiliated to the Jordan
meteorological dept. & the station which located in the
Gaza Strip following the Egyptian meteorological
1967 the Israeli occupation captured the meteorological
station & created a new station in some Palestinian
cities in the west bank and Gaza strip. and the staff
employed only work on measuring and recording
meteorological elements .
1994 the dependency meteorological stations moved to the
PNA, civil aviation authority sent 25 Palestinian
trainees to Egypt to form the nucleus of specialized
Palestinian meteorological department .
1997 fourteen (14 ) Palestinian trainees were sent to
the Kingdom of Morocco and that it could has the trained
and qualified staff who are able to carry out
meteorological services and became general directorate
under a presidential decree of the ministry of transport
In 1999 the Palestinian meteorological office became
observer member in the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) & a permanent member of the Permanent Arab
Committee for meteorology in the league of Arab States.
In the same year the network was expanded of 2 new
meteorological stations have been inaugurated Ramallah
city and in Gaza International Airport . In the same
year ground receiving station for weather maps &
satellite images were constructed, which was used for
the purposes of air navigation in the Gaza Int. Airport
In 2001 ten ( 10 ) employees were sent to train in
Jordan meteorological department .
Between 2007-2008 : about 30 employee have been trained
in various fields of meteorology in Turkey ,china and
In 2008 three new meteorological stations has been
installed in each of the town Kardalah in the northern
Jordan valley, Bethlehem city and town of Douma (
south-eastern of Nablus city) . The Jericho , Tulkarm
stations were renewed. In the same year more than fifty
rainfall stations ( rain gauges ) were distributed in
West Bank & Gaza strip in order to obtain climatological
data for the largest geographical spread as possible of
the homeland .
In 2009, seventeen (17) employee were sent to be trained
practically to the Jordan Meteorological Department , in
addition the representatives of Palestinian
Meteorological office were participation in some
conferences , workshops , local , Arab and international
related links .