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ADVISORY

2017/12/16

Charges for the supply of various data from each division in the department

National Meteorological Centre (NMC)

Type of data Charges / Rates
Daily Rainfall, Max. & Min.temperature Rs. 1000/-per year
Daily Rainfall Rs. 750/- per year
Daily Rainfall, Max. & Min.temperature Rs. 40/- per day
Daily Rainfall Rs. 25 per day
For fax per copy Rs. 15/- per copy
Weather reports Separately given

 

Data Archives Division

Type of data Charges / Rates
Monthly data (Rainfall or Temperature) for printout or diskette Rs. 50 per year
Daily data (Rainfall or Temperature) for printout or diskette Rs. 300 per year
District basis rainfall Rs. 50 per month
Maps-Colour Rs. 300
Monthly weather summary-principal station Rs. 100 per issue
Daily Rainfall-principal station Rs. 50 per month
Monthly Rainfall Rs. 50 per year
Average Monthly wind data Rs. 75 per year
Daily maximum temperature Rs. 50 per month
Daily minimum temperature Rs. 50 per month
Daily Relative Humidity (31 values) Rs. 50 per month
Daily Relative Humidity 365 (days) Rs. 50*12
Elements other than above-daily (31 values) Rs. 50 per month
Rainy days Rs. 50 per year
Monthly average maximum temperature Rs. 50 per year
Monthly  average minimum temperature Rs. 50 per year
Monthly average relative humidity/day and night Rs. 50 per year
Monthly mean pressure (12 values) Rs. 50 per year
Monthly mean cloud amount Rs. 50 per year
Monthly highest rainfall Rs. 50 per year
Monthly average visibility Rs. 50 per year
Monthly maximum winds speed Rs. 200 per year
Offset data(per one parameter) Rs. 75 per year
Climatalogical table (one year) Rs. 400 per station
Abstract & Supplement copy (one station) Rs. 400 per year
Sunrise, Sunset & Moonrise, Moonset Rs. 150 per year
30 years average per one parameter (12 monthly + annual) Rs. 75 per station
Monthly highest temperature Rs. 50 per year
Daily vapour pressure(0900 & 1800) – per month Rs. 100 per station
Tidal Chart (4 month) Rs. 250 per page
Thunder days(monthly) Rs. 50 per year
Daily wind run Rs. 50 per month
Monthly wind run Rs. 75 per year
daily wind speed & direction (0830 or 1730) Rs. 50 per month
Daily average Pressure Rs. 75 per month
Rainfall intensity Rs. 100 per month
Sunshine hours(monthly) Rs. 75 per year
Sunshine hours(daily) Rs. 100 per month
Scanning pluviograph chart(hourly data) Rs. 50 per chart
Scanning pluviograph chart(half-hourly) Rs. 60 per chart
Scanning pluviograph chart(hourly data) Rs. 550 per chart
Scanning pluviograph chart(1/4 hourly) Rs. 100 per chart
Scanning chart(10 minutes) Rs. 175 per chart
Resultant wind data(monthly) Rs. 175 per year

 

Agrometeorological Division

Type of data Charges / Rates
Monthly rainfall Rs. 50 per year
Daily sunshine hours Rs. 100 per month
Monthly sunshine hours Rs. 75 per year
Monthly average maximum temperature Rs. 50 per year
Monthly average minimum temperature Rs. 50 per year
Monthly average relative humidity Rs. 50 per year
Hourly radiation data Rs. 50 per day
Daily radiation data Rs. 75 per month
Monthly radiation data Rs. 80 per year
Rainfall monthly averages (per station) Rs. 50 per year
Monthly visibility (12 values) Rs. 50 per year
Daily evaporation data Rs. 60 per month
Daily evaporation data Rs. 500 per year
Monthly evaporation data Rs. 80 per year
Monthly soil temperature (one parameter) Rs. 50 per year

 

Radar Division

Type of data Charges / Rates
Upper  air data Rs. 500 per month
Upper air data Rs. 6000 per year

 

 

Charges for Weather Reports / Forecasts issued by Meteorologist in charge (MIC / NMC)

 

Past Weather Reports/Analysis
Duration of weather report required Over Land Over Sea
Minimum (up to two days) Rs. 600.00 Rs. 650.00
Exceeding two days (for each day) Rs. 300.00 Rs. 400.00
For the first week Rs. 2000.00 Rs. 2500.00
More than a week(for each additional days Rs. 300.00 Rs. 400.00
-do- (for each additional week) Rs. 1500.00 per week Rs. 1500.00 per week
For one month Rs. 5000.00 Rs. 6000.00
Additional month Rs. 4000.00 Rs. 5000.00

 

Charges for weather reports not falling under the above categories are decided by the Deputy Director in Charge of the National Meteorological Center(DDM/NMC) on a case by case basis taking in to consideration the period, area, type of data etc. to be covered in the report. This includes special reports or analysis required for feasibility studies and decision making.

For reports that require records older than one year from the 01st January of the current year, a 10% of the charge + record room charges (Rs. 200.00) will be added to the charges in the above table.

For the reports those do not require much detail, the charges will be decided by the MIC in consultation with DDM/NMC

Weather Forecast

  1. Daily forecast for sea/land , Rs. 50.00 per day ( inclusive of faxing)
  2. Long range forecast for 5 -10 days, Rs. 200.00
  3. Forecast information for more than 10 days are decided by MIC in consultation with Deputy Director /NMC

Charges for Demonstration Sessions for School Parties Visiting Department

(With multi-media presentations in air-conditioned auditorium)

Rs. 5.00 per student

Concessions

All are encouraged to collect their data requirement through soft copies wherever possible.

Charges for copying Data from Books (proposed)

  1. For school students, for their academic purposes, data to the total value of Rs. 1000.00 is allowed to copy within one day, free of charge.
  2. For university under-graduate students (non- post graduate), for their academic purposes, data to the total value of Rs. 2000.00 is allowed to copy within two days, free of charge. Further data to the total value of Rs. 1000.00 at 50% concession rate is also allowed to copy within next two days.
  3. In case of inability of the department staff to provide the required data in the form of print outs, diskettes or flash drives, then the customer may copy down the data by him/herself at the rate of 80% of the value (if they were provided by a print outs/diskette/flash drives).

Computerized Data

Charges for school students and university under-graduate students (non post graduate) are provided computerized data to the maximum value of Rs 1000.00 at 50% concession rate.

** Request letter from the Supervisor/ Head of the Department in university letter-head/ official frank, is compulsory for this Government concession.

Institutions providing the data to Department of Meteorology

A written request in Organization letter-head from the Head of the Government Department/Institute that maintain an agro-Meteorological station, and supply their data timely with quality and continuity to the Department of Meteorology, will be obliged with a 50% discount to the total value of immediate recent past 10 years data requested. The rest of the requested data will be issued at the normal rate. However, the issuance of data is granted, subject to other similar official commitments in the Division.

Certified Copies

  1. For any certified copy a fixed charge of Rs. 250 will be levied in addition to the above.
  2. Observatory report – Previous year Rs. 750/= per copy
  3. Observatory report (old) Rs. 750/= per copy
  4. Department publications No. 2 Rs 15/- per copy

Charges for Photocopying

At the rate of Rs 5/- for one side and Rs 8/= for both sides in addition to the data values.

 

09 August 2010
Director General of Meteorology,
Department of Meteorology,
383, Baudhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 07.