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Charges for the supply of climatological information

The following charges for the supply of climatological data and reports apply from Jan 2017 until further notice:

1. Basic Data

Historical climate data sets are now freely available on our website. Applications for free access to climate data not available on our website may be made under the Information on the Environment Regulations (AIE), turnaround time is usually two to four weeks.

Data automatically sent on a daily basis: €250 + vat per year
Data automatically sent on a weekly basis: €210 + vat per year
Data automatically sent on a monthly basis: €150 + vat per year

An overall minimum charge of €45 + vat applies for urgent requests i.e. supplied within three working days.

2. Analysed Data

Analysed data/reports are prepared and issued by different meteorological grades and charged for at the appropriate hourly/daily rates (detailed below).

An overall minimum charge of €45 + vat applies.

3. 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. Customers requesting priority treatment are charged 50% extra. The minimum charge for a weather report is the hourly rate for the relevant grade.

The following charges apply:

Hourly rates:

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.

 

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.

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