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Charges for the supply of climatological information

The following charges for the supply of climatological data, reports and publications apply from Jan 2012 until further notice.

Climate data and products can be obtained by completing an Order Form or by contacting Climate Enquiries.

Data supplied on a monthly or weekly basis will incur a 10% or 20% surcharge respectively. An overall minimum charge of €45 + vat applies to all enquiries. Customers requesting priority treatment are charged 50% extra.

Data is supplied on the understanding that it is for a single end user and cannot be passed to a Third Party nor can it be used to generate a Meteorological Value Added Service. If data requested is used to form a component of a saleable product, or required for onward dissemination, then formal negotiations with Met Éireann are necessary.

Note: Finance Act 2010 and Value Added Tax
In accordance with Section 117 of the Finance Act 2010, from 1st July 2010 public bodies engaged in VAT-able activities will be obliged to register and account for VAT. Accordingly from 1st July 2010, invoices issued by Met Éireann for climatological data and services delivered after that date will include VAT at the higher rate.

1. Basic Data
- Hourly data (incl. monthly tables of hourly synoptic data)
   
  €16 + 23% VAT (€3.68) = €19.68 per station/element/month
€160 + 23% VAT (€36.80) =€196.80 per station/element/year
 
- Daily data
   
  €80 + 23% VAT (€18.40) = €98.40 per station/element/year
 
- Radar rainfall images
   
  €2 + 23% VAT (€0.46) = €2.46 single site
€3 + 23% VAT (€0.69) = €3.69 Dublin/Shannon composite
€4 + 23% VAT (€0.92) = €4.92 UK/Ireland composite
 
2. Analysed Data
- Monthly and annual tables
   
  €30 + 23% VAT (€6.90) = €36.90 for the monthly summary or statistics tables €50 + 23% VAT (€11.50) = €61.50 for the pair
€50 + 23% VAT (€11.50) = €61.50 for an annual statistics table
 
- Daily station report
   
  €25.00 + 23% VAT (€5.75) = €30.75 for a single report
 
- Tables of monthly values
   
  €10.00+ 23% VAT (€2.30) = €12.30 per station/element/year for monthly values
 
- Tables of annual values
   
  €3 + 23% VAT (€0.69) = €3.69 per station/element/year for annual values
 
- Wind roses and frequency tables
   
  €80 + 23% VAT (€18.40) = €98.40 for a long-term ( >1 year) annual wind rose or wind frequency table
€160 + 23% VAT (€36.80) = €196.80 for a set of long-term monthly wind roses or monthly wind frequency tables
€60 + 23% VAT (€13.80) = €73.80 for a shorter-term (i.e. 1 month to 1 year) rose or table
€160 + 23% VAT (€36.80) = €196.80 for a frequency table involving wind speed, wind direction and Pasquill stability indices
 
- Temperature frequency tables
   
  €80 + 23% VAT (€18.40) = €98.40 for a temperature frequency analysis (all hours)
€160 + 23% VAT (€36.80) = €196.80 for a set of hourly analyses
 
- Rainfall return periods table
   
  €45 + 23% VAT (€10.35) = €55.35 for a table containing return period rainfall depths for sliding durations.
 
3. Derived Data
- Degree-day data
   
  €30 + 23% VAT (€6.90) = €36.90 per station/year for monthly totals, single standard base
€130 + 23% VAT (€29.90) = €159.90 per station/year for daily values
 
- Hourly Pasquill stability indices
   
  €160 + 23% VAT (€36.80) = €196.80 per station/year
 
4. Discounts
 

Discounts for volume data are applied on the following basis: the first five station/element/years of data are charged at the full rate, the sixth to tenth station/element/year at 75% of list price, and 50% of list price for any further data.

 
5. Supply of data for academic research purposes
 

Climatological data and/or products supplied to an end-user for non-commercial scientific or educational projects are charged for on the basis of marginal costs only, i.e. distribution, transmission, documentation and direct labour costs. A minimum charge of €45 + 23% VAT (€10.35) = €55.35 for all enquiries applies.

Research is considered as non-commercial if the results are openly available at delivery cost only, with no delay introduced for commercial purposes, and if the research is subsequently submitted for open publication. An enquirer wishing to avail of this provision is required to specify in writing that they fulfill these conditions and complete a license agreement. Requests for data from researchers or for educational purposes must accept that the data cannot be passed to a Third Party nor used to generate a Meteorological Value Added Service.

 
6. Weather Reports
 

Weather reports are prepared and issued by different meteorological grades and charged for at the appropriate hourly rate. Legal reports are produced by a Meteorologist. The minimum charge for a weather report is the hourly rate for the relevant grade. Where a reply includes a report and some tabular or graphical material, the total cost is calculated and a discount applied if appropriate.

The hourly rates for charging purposes are as follows:
Meteorological Officer €55 + 23% VAT (€12.65) = €67.65
Senior Meteorological Officer €65 + 23% VAT (€14.95) = €79.95
Principal Meteorological Officer / Meteorologist €90 + 23% VAT (€20.70) = €110.70
Senior Meteorologist €110 + 23% VAT (€25.30) = €135.30

Daily rates:.
Meteorological Officer €385 + 23% VAT (€88.55) = €473.55
Senior Meteorological Officer €455 + 23% VAT (€104.65) = €559.65
Principal Meteorological Officer / Meteorologist €630 + 23% VAT (€144.90) = €774.90
Senior Meteorologist €770 + 23% VAT (€177.10) = €947.10

In cases where daily rates are appropriate, such as court attendance or site survey, travel and subsistence charges also apply. The minimum charge is for half a day. A standby charge of 50% of the daily rate applies where staff may be required to be available to be called to attend court.

 
7. Publications
Monthly Weather Summary/Bulletin - Free online here.

Monthly Weather Bulletin - Hard Copy - €80 + 23% VAT (€18.40) = €98.40 for an annual subscription.
Monthly Weather Summary - Hard Copy - €80.00 + 23% VAT (€18.40) = €98.40 for an annual subscription.
An annual subscription to both the Bulletin and Monthly Weather Summary costs €125 + 23% VAT (€28.75) = €153.75.

 

 
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