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Table 3 Geographical locations and period of data of the BMD stations

From: Estimation of solar radiation from cloud cover data of Bangladesh

Station name WMO station no. LAT. (°N) LONG. (°E) Elev. (m) Period of observations
Global solar radiation Sunshine duration Cloud cover
Zone 1
Teknaf 41998 20.87 92.26 4 1977–2013 1977–2013
Cox’s Bazar 41992 21.46 91.98 4 1961–2013 1948–2013
Kutubdia 41989 21.83 91.84 6 1984–2013 1985–2013
Khepupara 41984 21.98 90.22 3 1988–2013 1974–2013
Hatiya 41963 22.29 91.13 4 1985–2013 1966–2013
Chittagong 41978 22.34 91.79 6 1961–2013 1949–2013
Patuakhali 41960 22.36 90.34 3 1985–2013 1973–2013
Mongla 41958 22.43 89.66 4 2001–2013 1991–2013
Sandwip 41964 22.5 91.46 6 1987–2013 1967–2013
Sitakunda 41965 22.64 91.64 4 1977–2013 1977–2013
Rangamati 41966 22.67 92.2 63 2005 1987–2013 1957–2013
Satkhira 41946 22.68 89.07 6 2005 1984–2013 1948–2013
Barisal 41950 22.7 90.36 4 1967–2013 1949–2013
Bhola 41951 22.7 90.66 5 1981–2013 1966–2013
Khulna 41947 22.8 89.58 4 1984–2013 1948–2013
Maijdee Court 41953 22.83 91.08 6 1985–2013 1951–2013
Feni 41943 23.01 91.37 8 1985–2013 1973–2013
Madaripur 41939 23.17 90.18 5 1988–2013 1977–2013
Jessore 41936 23.17 89.22 7 1967–2013 1948–2013
Chandpur 41941 23.26 90.67 7 1977–2013 1964–2013
Comilla 41933 23.48 91.19 10 1981–2013 1948–2013
Zone 2
Faridpur 41929 23.61 89.84 9 1985–2013 1948–2013
Chuadanga 41926 23.65 88.82 0 2005 2003–2013 2001–2013
Dhaka 41923 23.78 90.39 9 2003–2005 1961–2013 1953–2013
Ishurdi 41907 24.12 89.04 14 1985–2013 1961–2013
Tangail 41909 24.15 89.55 10 1987–2013 1987–2013
Srimangal 41915 24.29 91.73 23 1986–2013 1948–2013
Rajshahi 41895 24.35 88.56 20 1979–2013 1964–2013
Mymensingh 41886 24.75 90.41 19 1979–2013 1948–2013
Sylhet 41891 24.88 91.93 35 1962–2013 1956–2013
Bogra 41883 24.88 89.36 20 2005 1961–2013 1948–2013
Dinajpur 41863 25.63 88.66 37 1989–2013 1948–2013
Rangpur 41859 25.72 89.26 34 1979–2013 1954–2013
Syedpur 41858 25.75 88.92 0 2003–2013 1991–2013