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Obtaining Meteorological Data

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Eligibility: Any person or institute can obtain this service by making payments.

Requesting Procedure:

Application Counters:

  1. Computer, Data, Climate, Rainfall and Agro meteorology Divisions.
  2. National Meteorological Centre(NMC)for current data.

Available Data:
Daily/ Monthly Rainfall,Temperature,Humidity,Evaporation,Wind and Pressure - for every weather stations.
Temperature and Humidity in standard upper air levels available only for Colombo, Puttalam and Hambantota.

Time to Submit the Application Forms: 9:00am to 3:00pm on week days

Service Charges:

The Time for the Service
(Normal and Prime Services)

  1. Rainfall, temperature and rainy days data can be obtained on the same day.
  2. Other data-Time depends on the amount of data.

Required Documents: A letter is required from the institute for the certified copies.

Authorized Executive Officers:

Designation Name Division Tel Fax Email
Meteorologist in Charge - Computer +94-112-693943 +94-112-698311
Officer in Charge - Climate +94-112-694846 +94-112-698311
Officer in Charge - Rainfall +94-112-694846 +94-112-698311
Officer in Charge - Data +94-112-694846 +94-112-698311
Officer in Charge - National Meteorological Centre +94-112-694847 +94-112-682661
Officer in Charge - Agro meteorology +94-112-681038 +94-112-698311
Officer in Charge - Computer +94-112-693943 +94-112-698311

Additional or Other Circumstances except above mentioned and Extra Information
One person can copy the data within a single day on week days for the non financial projects and educational projects of the university students by providing a letter from the head of the institute and identity card.
Current data / past data can be received by fax on following day. The payments should be done in advance.
Otherwise, past data can be downloaded from

Specimen Application Form: None

Completed Specimen Application Form: None

Organization Information

Department of Meteorology

383, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka.

Telephones:+94-11-2694846, +94-11-2694847, +94-11-2681647
Fax Nos:+94-11-2698311

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Last Updated On: 2009-11-03 16:47:14
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