Presentation on theme: "1 Workshop Sustaining National Meteorological Services – Strengthening WMO Regional and Global Centers Ajith Weerawardane Department of Meteorology Colombo,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Workshop Sustaining National Meteorological Services – Strengthening WMO Regional and Global Centers Ajith Weerawardane Department of Meteorology Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2 SRI LANKA Land Area - 65,525 Sq.km Length of coast line – 1, 760 km Topography – Highland massif surrounded by vast area of lowlands Population - 20.87 Million Pop. Density – 309 per Sq.km Average Rainfall – 1,815 mm (ranges between 900 and 5,000+) Average Temperature (lowlands)–27.5C
3 Four Rain Seasons SEASONSouthwest Monsoon Northeast Monsoon First Intermonsoon Second Intermonsoon PERIODMay-SepDec-FebMar-AprOct-Nov RAINFALL546 mm459 mm260 mm548 mm MAMJJASONDJF IM1SW MonsoonIM2NE Monsoon
4 1. India Meteorological Department (IMD) at New Delhi 2. Japan Meteorological Administration (JMA) at Tokyo DoM of Sri Lanka use the Meteorological products of the following Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers
5 1. NWP products 2. satellite imagers and products 3. Outgoing Long wave Radiation 4. Monsoon on set Use following products from IMD RSMC
6 1. NWP products 2. High Resolution Global Spectral Model (TL 959) Use following products from JMA RSMC
7 1. Forecast Severe Weather conditions 2. Improve lead-time of warnings 3.Improve interaction of NMC with uses Objectives of WMO’s Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project
Products used from ECMWF 1. EFI (Extreme Forecast Index) 2. EPS (Ensemble Prediction System)
What we expect more from These Centers 1.Colaborative research works and share the research out puts. 2.Help for the capacity building. 3.Help to run WRF at our own Department.