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National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology

Autonomous Government Agency

The National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) is an autonomous scientific and technical organization of the Royal Government of Bhutan responsible for understanding the behaviours of atmosphere, its interaction with cryosphere and water bodies, the weather and climate and distribution of country’s water resources. It is the nodal agency responsible for generation of information and delivery of products and services on weather, climate, cryosphere and water resources in Bhutan. The Centre was established in January 2016 as per the recommendation of the Organization Development (OD) exercises carried out by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) in August 2014 to provide scientific and technical information and services related to weather, climate, cryosphere, meteorology, hydrology and water resources for line agencies and public, The recommendation for the creation of National Center of hydro-met by reorganizing the erstwhile the Department of Hydro-met Services (DHMS) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs was approval by the Cabinet during its 92nd Lhyengye Zhungtsog (LZ) Meeting held on 11th December 2015. The Center was formally delinked from the Ministry of Economic Affairs vide letter no. MoEA/SEC/HRD/2017/06 dated January 24, 2017 with effect from 1 February 2017.

Contact Details

Phone : +975-2-327202
Fax : +975-2-327202
Email :
Address : Thimphu Bhutan