Meteorological services are the foundation of meteorology, and the starting point and destination of meteorological work. Chinese meteorological staff at all levels is making persistent efforts to pursue the concept of "providing user-oriented services, whatever, whenever and wherever they are needed".

With steady progress of forecast technology and improvement of working mechanisms, customized meteorological products are timely delivered to decision-makers, the general public and for specific users. China preliminarily set up the "government-leading, department-cooperating and society-participating" mechanism for meteorological service for disaster prevention. An inter-departmental liaison conference on early warning and service delivery in case of meteorological disasters involving 26 governmental departments has been put into practice.

Meteorological information also helps to smooth economic activities. In this regard, CMA has developed its specialized services for agriculture production, transportation, water resources management and other economic sectors.