National Progress Reports in Agrometeorology

The WMO Secretariat prepared and circulated a detailed questionnaire for the preparation of National Reports on Progress Made in Agricultural Meteorology by Members per Recommendation 1 of CAgM-XIV. In accordance with this recommendation, the WMO Secretariat will continue to compile the information in a comprehensive database to make it available to members.




  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....N/A
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Total Number .....99
          2. - Class I-II .....11
          3. - Class III-IV .....88
          4. - Others .....N/A
          5. - PhD .....N/A
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....N/A
          2. - Personal computers .....6
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....4
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....2
    3. 1.3. Training and Education (Training and Education of Agricultural Meteorology personnel since 1999)
      1. NMHS
        1. - No of persons who received advanced degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D) .....N/A
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....N/A
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....5
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....35
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....N/A
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....34
        2. - New instruments added .....27
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....27
  3. Part 3 - Agrometeorological Services for Agriculture
    1. 3.1. Service structure (Indicate where agrometeorological services are located in your country)
      1. - Is the agrometeorological service constituted as a separate unit? .....No
      2. - Is the agrometeorological service at headquarters only? .....No
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....Yes
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      Weather Impact on agriculture(7 and 15 days.)

      Crop Water Requirement

      Potential Evaportranspiration(7 days)

      Water Deficit(7 days)

      Technical Document

      Weekly Rainfall expected at 0.75 probability

      Number of Conseccutive Dry Days

      Map of meteorological Element eg., Daily Rainfall, Monthly Rainfall, Accumulate Rainfall, Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperature etc.
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....No
      2. - Brochures .....No
      3. - Radio and TV .....Yes
      4. - Press releases .....No
      5. - Workshops and seminars .....Yes
      6. - Interactions with farmers and/or farmer groups .....Yes
    4. 3.4. Agrometeorological Information on the Internet
      1. - Does your service have an Internet web page?
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        Weather Impact on agriculture (7 and 15 days.)

        Crop Water Requirement

        Potential Evaportranspiration and Water Deficit (7 days)

        Technical Document

        Weekly Rainfall expected at 0.75 probability

        Number of Conseccutive Dry Days
    5. 3.5. Collaboration with other organizations (including important achievements)
      1. 3.5a. Please list the names of the governmental ministries/institutions that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

        Department of Agriculture

        Department of Agricultural Extention

        Burapha University, Kasetsart University and Naresuan University

        Rice Department
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....Yes
      2. - Radio .....Yes
      3. - Electronic .....Yes
      4. - Newspaper/magazine .....Yes
    7. 3.7. Awareness and training events conducted with
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....Yes
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....Yes
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....Yes
      4. - At regular intervals? .....No
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend with sector reps.? .....Yes
  4. Part 4 - Agrometeorological Research
    1. Please indicate the agrometeorological research conducted in your service
      1. 4.1. Influence of meteorological factors on the growth, development, yield and quality of agricultural crops .....No
      2. 4.2. Development of methods for agrometeorological forecasting and assessment of present condition .....No
      3. 4.3. Linkage between agrometeorological models and atmospheric forecast and general circulation models .....No
      4. 4.4. Development of applications using seasonal to interannual predictions in agriculture .....No
      5. 4.5. Macroclimatic, mesoclimatic and microclimatic research .....No
      6. 4.6. Influence of meteorological factors on livestock husbandry .....No
      7. 4.7. Influence of meteorological and climatological factors on inland coastal and marine fisheries .....No
      8. 4.8. Protection of plants and livestock against adverse weather .....No
      9. 4.9. Agrometeorological conditions for the development of crop and livestock pests and diseases .....No
      10. 4.10. Research on the impact of agricultural activities that possibly influence weather and climate at local, national, and global levels .....No
      11. 4.11. Research on remote-sensing application in agrometeorology .....Yes
      12. 4.12. Research into agrometeorological aspects of drought and desertification .....Yes
      13. 4.13. Research on potential impacts of climate change/variability on national agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....No
      14. 4.14. Research on mitigation and adaptation strategies due to impacts of climate change/variability and natural disasters in agriculture .....No
      15. 4.15. Research on the impact of natural disasters on agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....No
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....No
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      The agrometeorological service products such as agrometeorological information and agriculture drought indicies & flooding etc.,can help governmental departments and farmers for theirs decision-making.

      For the rainfall information, it can help governmental departments to make correct decisions and Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives for crop insurance.
  6. Part 6 - Models
    1. - Information on practical crop-yield models, irrigation, disease/pest model, etc. (even if they are in the initial stages of development). Please list the ten most-used models in your service.


      Potencial evapotranspiration estimates using Penman Monteith

      Growing Degree Days

      Image Satellitaires: NDVI (NOAA)
  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)

      Aridity Anomaly Index (AI)

      Moisture Availability Index(MAI)

      Effective Drought Index(EDI)

      Generalized Monsoon Index(GMI)
  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      Amatayakul, Porrames, 2006:Estimating Heat Index Value Using Steadman’s Method.

      Amatayakul, Porrames, 2006:Estimating the monthly effective rainfall using dependable rainfall at 80 % in Thailand.

      Chomtha, Thewin, 2006:Metadata and Exposure for Meteorological Stations in Central
      Thailand with Data Homogeneity Test.

      Chomtha, Thewin, 2007:A Study of Meteorological Drought Index Model for Drought
      Areas in Northeastern Thailand.

      Chayomjamsri, Akom, 2008:Weekly Rainfall probability for Thailand.

      Yuttaphan, Aphantree, 2008:Moisture Available Index in Thailand.

      Prakarnrat, Saman, and Amatayakul, Porrames, 2008:Probability and Return periods of monthly rainfall amount for Thailand.

      Yuttaphan, Aphantree, 2008:The Forecasting of Potential Evapotranspiration by Using Product of Numerical Weather Prediction “Unified”.
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