The objectives of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten are to:

* Monitor weather conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

* Observe, record, and transmit upper-air data (temperature, humidity, winds, etc)

* Correspond with regional & international weather stations on various meteorological & climatological phenomena

* Produce and disseminate weather forecasts and warnings to the general public, marine and aviation industries

* Issue special reports whenever necessary, such as in the event of heavy rainfall, tropical storms, and/or other hazardous weather phenomena

* Manage and maintain meteorological and climatological data on a regular basis (monthly and yearly)

* Uphold national & international policy in the field of meteorology, climatology and other geophysical fields