The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services provide training in Meteorological Observations Class IV. The Training is designed to cater to the needs of persons who wish to gain knowledge and become synoptic or aeronautical observers; it may also for students seeking careers as climato-logical, agrometeorological or hydrometeorological observers. The Class IV course deals with Earth observation and should, in principle, be studied prior to the training course in any meteorologial field
The main objective of the course is to provide basic meteorological knowledge and practice in weather observing procedures and in the plotting of synoptic and aviation reports. On completion of the course participants are expected to:
Interested applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:
A Malawi School Certificate of Education or any equivalent O-Level qualification with at least 4 subjects passed with credit including ENGLISH LANGUAGE, Physics and Mathematics
The course run for the period of 6 months and Worlrd Meteorological Organisation acredited certificates are awarded after passing the end of the course examinations
Since the world meteorological organisation (WMO) strictly believes in standardisation and error free type of observations, its members from various meteorological institutions are given one common theoretical and hands on training on operations and care of each equipment and instrument before use. Similarly the engineering section within the department is also responsible for the provision of such training. The trainings come in different ways depending on the categories of members involved i.e.
The Department also offers tailor-made courses depending on the individual or organisation training needs.