The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) is an international and intergovernmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States, for the generation and application of early warning information. RIMES evolved from the efforts of countries in Africa and Asia, in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, to establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework for the generation and communication of early warning information, and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazard.


RIMES provides the following services to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services:

Severe weather and short-term weather information for contingency planning medium-term weather information for logistics planning seasonal climate outlook for longer-term resource planning and management