National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology


Center of excellence in Hydrology, Meteorology and Cryosphere Science and Services.


Monitoring and understanding of hydrology, weather, climate and cryosphere, for
timely provision of information and services to protect lives and property and support
national needs for ecologically balanced sustainable development.

Core Values

  1. Commitment and loyalty in delivery of products and services Integrity;
  2. Professionalism in support of science, research, objectivity, impartiality, and excellence;
  3. Mutual respect, cultural sensitivity and non-discrimination.


NCHM goals are to:
           a. Improve result-based decision support service for weather incidents and
                events that threaten lives and livelihoods;
            b. Enhance climate services to understand and adapt to climate-related risks;
            c. Develop capacity to provide integrated and coupled monitoring, detection and
                forecast services to support assessment and management of water resources
                 and hydro-meteorological hazards;
             d. Build competence to provide sector-relevant information for socio-economic
                 development, and support development of integrated environmental services
                  to foster healthy communities and ecosystems;
             e. Sustain highly skilled professional workforce equipped with training, tools and
                  infrastructure to fulfil the mission.