OVERVIEW NHCMF

National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) is a governmental organization belonging Vietnam Meteorological Hydrological Administration (VMHA) with authority to issue forecasting/warning information for weather, climate, hydrology, water resource, marine weather (i.e. hydro-meterology) and provide hydro-meterology services.



The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings

OVERVIEW NHCMF

Position and Function:
     National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) is a governmental organization belonging Vietnam Meteorological Hydrological Administration (VMHA) with authority to issue forecasting/warning information for weather, climate, hydrology, water resource, marine weather (i.e. hydro-meterology) and provide hydro-meterology services.
 
Vision:
     Toward the leader in the Southeast Asian region in weather and climate services to save people and society. 

Duties and Obligations:

1. To develop and implement the standardized operational procedure, standards, technical regulations, the quota for economy-technology, projects, programs on hydro-meteorological forecasting.

2. To establish, operate, and exploit the national hydro-meteorological forecasting and warning services; provide the guidance for the provision and usage of hydro-meteorological forecasting information, hydro-meteorological disasters warning.

3. To monitor, summarize and report about national hydro-meteorological condition, hazard and climate change as well as climate change trend in Asia region and over the world. 

4. Organizing operational hydro-meteorological forecast activities including:

a) Forecasting tropical cyclones and tropical depression; heavy rainfall; cold surge and associated weather such as: very cold wather, frozen, frost; heat wave and very hot weather; thunderstorms, gusty winds, tornadoes, lightening, hail and local heavy rainfall; flood and inundation; flash flood, landslide caused by heavy rain or runoff; drought; saltwater encroachment; high wave and storm surge caused by tropical cyclone and strong monsoon, tide, coastal fog and other hazardous hydro-meteorological phenomena.

b) Forecasting the risk level for hydro-meteorological related phenomena. 

c) Forecasting 10-day weather conditions on land and over ocean.

d) Forecasting monthly, seasonal meteorological conditions as well as climate condition and the trend of climate change trend of climatic variations. 

d) Forecasting short, medium range and monthly, seasonal hydrological conditions as well as water resources for river basins in Vietnam. 

e) Forecasting 10-day, monthly marine conditions as well as sea level trend caused by climate change in coastal areas of Vietnam. 

5. Issuing and transmitting the forecast bulletins for meteorology, hydrology, hydro-meteorological related hazard and risk levels in Vietnam

6. Implementing hydro-meteorological forecast for meteorological, hydrological phenomena and hazard as a member of regional and international organizations if assigned by the Administrator of VMHA.

7. Developing the standardized national climate dataset and the National Framework for Climate Services for Vietnam. 

8. Developing radio, television programs, websites for meteorological hydrological phenomena and hazard forecast and warning; participating in public education on meteorological hydrological forecast and warnings. 

9. Participating in operational hydro-meteorological forecasting guide, examine, monitor and technical training for regional and provincial centers; supervising the outside hydro-meteorological forecasting activities including other ministries, local governments and individuals and private companies if assigned by the Administrator of VMHA. 

10. Participating in the process of document verification of the provision, extension, suspension, withdraw the permits of hydro-meteorological forecasting and warning activities as well as weather inducing plan if requested by the Administrator of VMHA.

11. Conducting research, application and technology transfer of new hydro-meteorological forecasting if assigned by the Administrator of VMHA.

12. Implementing the international cooperation programs on hydro-meteorological forecasting if assigned by the Administrator of VMHA.

13. Providing the meteorological, hydrological and marine services for agencies, organizations and individuals. 

Management board of NCHMF 

Management board of NCHMF consist 01 Director and no more than 02 Deputy Directors.

Directory board

Director Dr. Mai Van Khiem 
                  Email : khiem@nchmf.gov.vn

Deputy Director Dr. Tran Quang Tien 
                  Email :tqtien@monre.gov.vn 

Deputy Director Dr. Hoang Phuc Lam  
                  Email :hplam@monre.gov.vn

Deputy Director Dr. Vu Duc Long  
                  Email :vdlong@monre.gov.vn

Organizational Structural

Divisions:

         1. Administration

         2. Finance and Planning

         3. Weather Forecast

         4. Climate Prediction

         5. Hydrological Forecasting for the Northern Region

         6. Hydrological Forecasting for the Central, Highland and Southern Region.

         7. Marine Forecast

         8. Numerical Weather Prediction and Remote Sensing

         9. Early Hazard Warning 

Address: 

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting 
No. 8 Phao Dai Lang Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi
Tel: 84-4-32673199 - ext 701 
Fax: 84-4-39336083
Email: vanphong@nchmf.gov.vn
Website:

 

www.nchmf.gov.vn 
www.kttv.gov.vn 
www.thoitietvietnam.gov.vn 
www.khituongvietnam.gov.vn