China Meteorological Administration

China Meteorological Administration
Zhōngguó Qìxiàng Jú

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Agency overview
Formed 1949
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Parent agency State Council
China Meteorological Administration
Simplified Chinese 中国气象局
Traditional Chinese 中國氣象局

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA), headquartered in Beijing, is the national weather service for the People's Republic of China.


The agency was originally established in December 1949 as the Central Military Commission Meteorological Bureau. It replaced the Central Weather Bureau formed in 1941. In 1994, the CMA was transformed from a subordinate governmental body into one of the public service agencies under the State Council.[1]

Meteorological bureaus are established in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, excluding meteorological services at Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. 14 meteorological bureaus at sub-provincial cities including 4 cities which have been specifically designated in the state development plan), 318 meteorological bureaus at prefecture level and 2,300 bureaus (stations) at county level.[1]

Subordinate bodies under the CMA

Beijing Meteorological Bureau, the capital weather forecasting office

See also

The Special Administrative Regions operate their own meteorological units outside of CMA:


External links

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