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35th Meeting of the Joint Expert Team(JET)
2019-03-08

The 35th Meeting of the Joint Expert Team (JET) between Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and Government of India (GoI) to oversee and review the comprehensive scheme for establishment of Hydro-meteorological and Flood Forecasting Network on Rivers Common to India and Bhutan was held at Paro, Bhutan during 6 -7 March, 2019.

RGoB delegation was led by Mr. Karma Dupchu, Director, National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) and GoI delegation was led Mr. PM Scoot, Chief E ...Read More

Royal Civil Service Award Ceremony 2018, 13 December, 2018
2018-12-21

Corresponding with the auspicious day, Civil Service Award of the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), RGoB was held on December 13, 2018 in the Conference Hall of Energy Building of MoEA.

The Director, NCHM presented the Royal Civil Service Award medals to the officials of the NCHM in a simple ceremony. The recipients included nine Lifetime service awardees, six Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medalists from the Head Quarter, and site offices/stations located all o ...Read More

Snowfall at Thanaza, Lunana during first snowfall of the year 2018 in Thimphu
2018-12-21

Photos from Thanza, Lunana ( Courtesy: Mr. Tshering Wangchuk, Hydromet Technician, Lunana)

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Hydro-meteorological Observation training at NERIWALM
2018-12-21

Hydro-meteorological Observation training at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM), Tezpur, Assam, 17- 28 December, 2018

11 Hydro-met Technicians working in different hydrology and flood warning observation sites in different river basins under HOID, NCHM are attending “Hydro-meteorological Observation “ training at NERIWALM from 17-28 December, 2018.

The tailor-made training was organized by NERIWALM based on the request of N ...Read More

Inauguration ceremony of the Flood Warning Site office/ sediment lab at Zamtari on Jormri (Dhansari
2018-12-14

A team consisting of the Director, National Center for Hydrology & Meteorology (NCHM); Chief HOID, NCHM; TMO FWS, HOID, NCHM and other officials of the Center attended the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed Flood Warning Site office/ sediment lab at Zamtari on Jormri (Dhansari) under Jomotshangkha Dungkhag, Sandrup Jongkhar. The site office was constructed under GOI program of the Center. The Director, NCHM inaugurated the site office on 6th December 2018 in the presence of Da ...Read More

WMO Working Group for Hydrological Services of RA-II visited NCHM office and facilities, November 26
2018-11-28

WMO Working Group for Hydrological Services of RA-II visited NCHM office and facilities, November 26, 2018 (afternoon).

Delegates from World Meteorological Organization (WMO) led by Dr Paul Pilon, Chief of Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Division, and Mr. Hyo Seob Choi, Director, Han River Flood Control Office, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea and theme leaders of Working Group on Hydrological Services (WGHS) of RA-II visited the National Center for Hydrology ...Read More

Australia Awards Regional Alumni participants’ visited National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology
2018-11-28

Australia Awards Regional Alumni participants’ visited National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology, November 27, 2018.

Australia Awards Regional Alumni participants attending regional workshop in Thimphu visited NCHM, Head Office, followed by visit to National Weather and Flood Warning Center (NWFWC) today morning. The team was welcomed by the Director and Chiefs of Division from the Center. The session began with welcome address by the Director of NCHM followed by highlight ...Read More

8th Meeting of the Joint Group of Experts (JGE) on Flood Management between Royal Government of Bhut
2018-11-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 8th meeting of the Joint Group of Experts (JGE) on Flood Management between the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and the Government of India (GoI) was held at the Hotel Vivanta, Guwahati, India from 1 ...Read More

AWOS and Ceilometer on-site training, Paro
2018-10-04

NCHM has conducted on-site training on installations, operations and maintenance of the AWOS and Ceilometer at Paro international Airport from 26th to 28th October 2018. Hands on training was attended by operational staffs. The training was a part of on going project “Hydro-met Services & Disaster Resilience Regional Project (HSDRRP)” funded by the World Bank.

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Training on “Installation and Operation of Meteorological Station” for Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), 20-2
2018-08-27

Based on the request of Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), NCHM conducted a 5 days Training on “Installation and Operation of Meteorological Station” for Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) officials from 20-24 August, 2018. Nine (9) officials from RBA participated in the training. The four days training includes: 
a. Theoretical background of basic hydro-met science, working principle of instruments, criteria requirement set up weather stations, data collection & calculation procedures ...Read More

Interactive session with Nature Conservation Division(NCD),Department of Forests and Park Services,M
2018-08-21

NCHM team led by Director and Division Chiefs held interactive session with officials of NCD. The meeting discussed rang of areas to collaborate and establish the long term partnership in climate monitoring and data collection in parks and protected areas in Bhutan, joint research and sharing of data. The meeting also briefly discussed about the services requirements from NCHM.

In principle it was agreed to work on modalities to establish permanent long term Climate Monitoring ...Read More

Report from Lunana
2018-08-21

Mr. Tshering Wangchuk and Mr. Sonam Dorji, Hydro-met Technicians who are posted at Lunana Flood Warning Office on a Special Duty for the FY 2018-19. They made their first regular inspection to lakes and station on Baytsho (Photos) today after taken from over the previous team in Mid August 2018. They will visit others lakes and stations from tomorrow.

Flood Warning Office at Thanza, Lunana under Gasa Dzongkhag communicates directly to GLOF EWS Control Room, Wangdi that is operation ...Read More

4th Civil Aviation Stakeholder-Coordination Meeting
2018-07-11

The team from NCHM led by Director attended the 4th Civil Aviation Stakeholder-Coordination Meeting on July 9, 2018 for the first time as the Center is the Aeronautical Meteorological Service Provider (AMSP) designated by the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).

Letter of Agreement (LoA) between the Department of Air Transport (DoAT) & NCHM for coordination between Air Traffic Services (ATS) and Meteorological office for the provision of meteorological service for internation ...Read More

Visit to Tech Park, Thimphu
2018-07-04

The team from NCHM led by Director visited Thimphu TechPark (TTP) today to explore the data incubation center and other services related to ICT. The team met with BITC Manager Mr. Tshewang to discuss on the services and facilities they render to their clients.

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SENSITIZATION & PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR POSSIBLE MONSOON FLOOD 2018
2018-06-19

Scenes from the "SENSITIZATION & PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR POSSIBLE MONSOON FLOOD 2018" conducted in EWS control Center, Wangdue. The objectives of two days program are:
1. Create preparedness & awareness of control room operators/Site Staffs on Monsoon 2018.
2. Update & train on operation and maintenance of the Control room and the standard operation procedure to follow during time of emergencies. 
3. Train basics of on-site instrument maintenanc ...Read More