Met. Office release Climate Summary for 2012~ Including Hurricane Season Review ~

Caption: The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, as viewed from the PJIA runway.

The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten, most commonly known as the Met. Office, has released a Climate Summary for the year 2012. This summary contains weather data that has been recorded at the Princess Juliana International Airport, a review of the 2012 hurricane season, and a rainfall outlook for the first quarter of 2013.


As part of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic, and Telecommunications (TEATT), the Met. Office became fully independent earlier this year (as of January 1st) and aims to continue providing accurate up-to-date weather information to the community of St. Maarten and the surrounding region.

The Climate Report can be viewed and/or downloaded via their website, under the ‘Climate’ and ‘Publications’ section. It is also available through the government’s main website, via the ‘Government’ tab, then ‘Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic, and Telecommunications’ tab, and under the ‘Meteorological Services’ section.

This annual publication contains useful information on the weather experienced during the last year; however the recently established Climate Section at the Met. Office responds to any other queries received on past weather prior to 2012. Queries can be requested by calling the Met. Office on (721) 545-2024 or (721) 545-4226, e-mailing me***@si************.org, or dropping by at Simpson Bay Road #69 (opposite Turtle Pier Restaurant).