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AVAILABILITY OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA AND ITS ARCHIVAL

The meteorological data pertaining to Kerala Region can be obtained by needy users through Climatology Section (CS).   The major activities of  CS can be broadly classified into three 

       

Data Scrutiny and Tabulation  

Electronic Data Entry, Verification and Dissemination of Data to  National Data Centre (NDC) ,  Pune    Data Supply to various user agencies.     
 
Types of Meteorological Data      

  1. Rainfall (Hourly**, Daily, Monthly, Annual, Sub-divisional, Heavy Spells in 24Hrs, Extreme values Etc.) 
  2. Temperature (Hourly**, Daily, Monthly, Maximum & Minimum, Extreme Values Etc.) 
  3. Relative Humidity (Hourly**, Daily, Monthly)      Surface Wind speed and directions      
  4. Station Level/Mean Sea Level Pressure(Hourly**, Daily, Monthly) 
  5. Amount and types of clouds observed (**Twice daily / 8 times daily) 
  6. Various Weather phenomenon such as, visibility, occurrence of Thunderstorm etc.       
  7. Climate Normals based on 1981-2010 data.
  8. Weather Reports on specific weather phenomenon such as heavy rainfall, storm etc 
  9. Windrose diagrams for selected stations
     

** Available only for selected stations

Apart from the above data, there are various other special data that can be obtained from NDC, Pune  and supplied to the needy users.   Seimological data can be obtained from HQ at New Delhi .

Procedure to get the Data

Send the data request with the following particulars.

Type & Frequency of data - For example, Daily Temperature, Monthly Rainfall, Hourly RH, Normal (Long-period average), Wind speed etc   
 
Period of Requirement of data - For example,  Jan 2016 to Dec  2016; Last 10 years Etc.
 
List  of Stations - Stations for which data is required
 

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Once the above three factors are finalised, send your request by post /e-mail / in-person to the following address. All data requests should be addressed to

The Director,
Meteorological Centre,
Vikas Bhavan P.O,
Thiruvananthapuram
PIN 695 033  


On receiving your request, this office will process your request and a 'Charge Intimation Letter', containing the availability of data, cost of data and payment mode etc., and 'Certificate of Undertaking' will be sent to you. Finally, the following documents are to be sent to get the data

 

1. Duly filled and signed Data Request Form (If it is not provided in the initial correspondences).

2. Demand Draft(DD) for the amount mentioned in the Charge Intimation Letter. Payment should be made through  DD favouring 'The Asst. Meteorologist Gr.I (Cash & Accounts), Regional Meteorological Centre payable at Chennai.  Payment made in the form of Cash / Money order Will not be accepted.

3. Duly signed 'Certificate of Undertaking' .  Download FORMAT for undertaking

On receiving the above mentioned documents, this office will retrieve/compile the required data and the same will be sent as early as possible.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Data Request Form provided in this site  may be used for sending the data requests together with a formal requesting letter in the letter head of the institution/office/organisation to ensure the identity of the user.

·         Initial correspondences, such as availability of particular data or station etc may be sent via, e-mails. 

·         The amount mentioned in the Charge Intimation Letter(CIL) is ONLY for the data specified in the CIL and whatever may be the actual request. Because, CIL is prepared on the basis of availability of data and stations. Hence, users are instructed to go through the CIL carefully and if they are interested in getting the data mentioned therein then only they should make payment DD.

·         The amount paid against a data request is not refundable under any circumstances and hence before making any payment, users are requested to ensure themselves about the same.

·         Supply of data will be considered on case by case and Director, Meteorological Centre and Climate Research and Services, Pune  reserves the right to accept or decline any data request on public interest.

·         The data supplied to a user is only meant for the purpose mentioned in their request letter and in no case the data be shared and handed over to any other user for any other purpose.

·         Though maximum care is taken at various stages in collecting, scrutinizing and compiling the data, there could be some errors in the data due to instrumental and technical reasons. 

SUPPLY OF WEATHER REPORT FOR INSURANCE CLAIM

            The charges for supplying weather report in connection with insurance claim is Rs.2530/- per day.  The charges have to be paid in the form of D.D.  The application for weather report along with the D.D should be accompanied by a copy of letter from insurance company requesting for the weather report.

CONTACT DETAILS   

All data requests should be addressed to

                   The  Director,
                   Meteorological Centre,
                   Vikas Bhavan (P.O),
                   Thiruvananthapuram – 695033, Kerala , 
                   INDIA

Requests for weather reports pertaining to sea area may be sent to

                   The O/o. Dy. Director General of Meteorology,

                   Regional Meteorlogical Centre,

                   No.50 (New No.6),College Road, Chennai - 600 006. 

        For more information about the availability and other information, the Section In-Charge of Climatological Section may be contacted at the following phone no./e-mail ID.

Phone  : 0471 2322894

EPABX : 0471 2330025  / 0471 2322330

TeleFax: 0471 2322894

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