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1 To which Ministry does the Meteorological Department belong?
2 When was the Meteorological Service established?
3 When were the first outdoor meteorological observations carried out in Cyprus?
4 What is the definition of climate?
5 What is the definition of weather?
6 How many Meteorological Stations are operating in Cyprus?
7 How can the public receive meteorological and climatological information for Cyprus?
8 How can the public receive information about the weather forecast for Cyprus?


1 To which Ministry does the Meteorological Department belong?


The Meteorological Service is a department under the administration of the Ministry of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment.

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2 When was the Meteorological Service established?


The first Meteorological Office was established in 1957 with the appointment of one Meteorologist and two assistants.

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3 When were the first outdoor meteorological observations carried out in Cyprus?


The first outdoor meteorological observations were carried out in Larnaka in the period 1866-1870 by the British Vice-consulate Thomas B. Sandwith.

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4 What is the definition of climate?


Climate is the average pattern of the weather conditions which affect a particular area over a long period of time.

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5 What is the definition of weather?


Weather is the state of the atmosphere in a particular area during a specific period of time lasting for few hours to few days.

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6 How many Meteorological Stations are operating in Cyprus?


The Meteorological Service is operating the following meteorological stations:
2 Synoptic Stations (Larnaka and Pafos airports)
1 Upper air Station at Athalassa
39 Climatological Stations
111 Rainfall Stations
18 Automatic Meteorological Stations
The R.A.F. operates a Synoptic Station at Akrotiri

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7 How can the public receive meteorological and climatological information for Cyprus?


By addressing to the Director of Meteorological Service
28 Nikis Avenue
1086 Nicosia
Fax:22305500
E-Mail:metservice@ms.moa.gov.cy

Climatological information or Meteorological data tel.:22802923 or 22802911
General information tel.: 22802932 or 22802936

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8 How can the public receive information about the weather forecast for Cyprus?


Through the Mass Media
Through the Website of the Meteorological Service: www.moa.gov.cy/ms
Through the teleinformation for the general public tel.:24817998
For aeronautical information and emergencies tel.:24802977

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