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Last updated: 23rd February 2017

Meterological Services

 

 

1. Responsible authority
The Meteorological Services for Civil Aviation is provided by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department under Ministry of Defense

Postal Address

The Director
Bangladesh Meteorological Department
Abhawoa Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Bangladesh

Telephone

880 2 9123838, 880 2 8144968

Fax

880 2 8118230

AFS

VGHSYMYX

e-mail

directorbmd2005@yahoo.com
bmdswc@bdonline.com

url

http://www.bmd.gov.bd

 

2. Area of responsibility

Area meteorological watch is provided for the Dhaka FIR.

 

3. Types of services

Briefing and flight documentation is provided as indicated in respective Aerodromes section. Wherever possible, the Pilot-in-Command or his designated representative is given is given personal briefing by MET personnel at office.

Aerodrome reports and forecasts, including trend type forecasts, are provided as indicated in the following table and respective Aerodrome.

For short flights (up to 500NM) all the en-route information is usually presented in tabular non-pictorial form, while for flights of more than 500NM a pictorial forecast with significant weather is supplied.

Runway visibility observations, manually, are provided at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka and Shah Amanat Intl Airport, Chittagong when visibility is 926m or less.

Warning for the protection of the parked aircraft is issued for squalls and gales when the mean speed of the surface wind is expected to exceed 40Kts. Warnings are also issued for other hazardous meteorological elements.

 

4. Notification required from operators

Notification from operators in respect of briefing flight documentation and other meteorological information needed by them, is normally required:

(a) for flights up to 500NM at least 3 hrs before ETD,

(b) for flights more than 500NM at least 6 hrs before ETD.

 

Table: Meteorological Observation and Reports

Name of station,
Location Indicator

Types and freq of observation/ automatic observing equipment

Types of MET reports and supplementary information included

Observation system and sites

Hours of operations

Climato-logical information

Dhaka/ HSIA

VGHS

Half hourly plus special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: TREND

Surface wind bu cup anemometer.
Visibility by eye estimation.
RVR by transmissometer (on test).
Cloud base by eye estimation (ceilometer on test).
Temperature and due-point by psychrometer.

H24

Climatolo-gical summaries available

Chitta-gong/
Shah Amanat Intl
VGEG

Half hourly plus special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: TREND

Same as VGHS except transmissometer and ceilometer

H24

Climatolo-gical summaries available

Sylhet/
Osmani Intl
VGSY

Half hourly plus special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: nil

Same as VGEG

HJ*

nil

Cox's Bazar
VGCB

Half hourly plus special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: nil

Same as VGEG

HJ

nil

Rajshahi
VGRJ

Hourly, special observation, if required half-hourly

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: nil

Same as VGEG

HJ

nil

Jessore
VGJR

Half hourly plus special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: nil

Same as VGEG

HJ

nil

Saidpur
VGSD

Hourly, half hourly, special observation

METAR
SPECI
PL
Suppl: nil

Same as VGEG

HJ

nil

*HJ = Sunrise to Sunset

 

VOLMET SERVICE
VOLMET service is NOT provided.


SIGMET SERVICE

Name of MMO/ Location Indicator

Hours FIR or CTA served Type of SIGMET validity Specific procedures ATS unit served Additional Info

HSIA
VGHSYMYX

H24 Dhaka FIR 4 HR Nil Dhaka ACC Nil



 

 

 


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