National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF)
Last update: March 2014
I. Overall climate information services
Climate information (data and products) provided operationally for the general public and/or for specific information users
- Long-range forecasts
- Analysis and assessment based on historical data
URL of a portal website providing climate data/products.
II. Long-range forecast
Long-range forecast services (URL and language(s) used). Relevant forecasts, such as forecast for onset/end of rainy/dry season, drought advisory/warning and agrometeorological forecast, are also considered as services concerned.
Monthly predictions - 2 to 4 weeks
- Ten-day Forecast
- Monthly Forecast
Seasonal predictions - 3 to 6 months
Methods taken by NMHS to generate long-range forecast products (e.g., model and statistical application). (URLs and language(s) used) if relevant information is provided through the Internet.
Based on statistical methods
Use of climate products provided by other NMHSs or meteorological institutes for long-range forecast
ECMWF, JMA/TCC, NOAA/CPC, IRI, BoM, APCC, WMO LC
III. Climate Monitoring
Climate monitoring information (e.g., climate diagnostics including analysis of climate variability and extremes) (URLs and language(s) used). Regular climate monitoring reports can be listed here.
We only provide climate monitoring report to some Institutions of Government.
IV. Climate Data Services
Historical climate data provided through the Internet (URL and language(s) used)
Digitization of historical climate data. If no, plan for digitization.
No but planned
Provision of climate data through the website with limited/unlimited access
No climate data are provided through the website.
V. Regional Cooperation for the improvement of climate information services
Name(s) of Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) in which the NMHS participates
Provision of relevant information based on the consensus forecast at RCOF(s) to domestic users
VI. Climate Information users and utilization of information
Relationship with climate information users
There is a framework for cooperation with the following user sectors.
Agriculture, Water management, Disaster prevention, Energy Resources, Transportation
Use of climate information by user sector(s)
Climate information is used to make plans.
Method of provision of climate information
Online, E-mail, Telephone and/or Fax, TV and/or radio
Plan to provide new climate information
Sustainable development of marine economy
Efforts/activities to enhance the utilization of climate information
- Meetings for discussions with information users
- Explanatory meetings for information users
- User Workshops
- Publicity and educational activities
- Collaborative research
VII. Case study/Best practices in the application of climate information
Climate information helps to make detailed plans for agriculture.
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