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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute


15 October 2014

International Project Office for Regional Climate Modelling at SMHI

SMHI has been named as the host of a new International Project Office for regional climate modelling. The Office will support the development of climate models and projections of future climate, facilitate cooperation between regions and countries, and promote knowledge exchange and capacity building with a particular focus on developing regions.

13 October 2014

ECDS now part of the World Data System

The International Science Council has approved Environment Climate Data Sweden’s (ECDS) application for membership of the ICSU World Data System (WDS). It is an international network of data centres that promotes universal access to research data.

01 October 2014

Hydrological model to support the countries around the Niger River

Heavy rainfall and dry spells are common in the countries surrounding the Niger River in West Africa. Researchers from SMHI in Sweden and the AGRHYMET regional centre in West Africa have jointly developed a tool which can provide a better quantification of the hydrological fluxes in the Niger River basin.

02 September 2014

Research on intense precipitation could increase preparedness upon local flooding

In recent times, abundant rainfall over southwestern Sweden has caused high water levels and flooding. An ongoing research project is developing flow forecasts which are better at capturing the effects of sudden downpours. It allows for better preparedness upon local, extreme water flows in the future. 

21 August 2014

Summer course on hydrological modelling

SMHI provides pan-European water information based on their hydrological model system, E-HYPE (European HYdrological Predictions for the Environment). During the summer, 20 people from six European countries gathered at SMHI to find out more about the model results.

Climate scenarios


New scenarios

See new results from SMHI’s climate research at the Rossby Centre. Climate scenarios are presented on maps, as diagrams and as downloadable data.

Marine Environment


Marine environment

SMHI monitors the marine environment. Current reports, factsheets, marine data and information about our research can be found here:


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SMHI contributes to the IPCC AR5

Researchers and experts from SMHI have contributed to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change.

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Future torrential rainfall

Changes in the climate are expected to result in heavier rainfall. Calculations with climate models show that a heavy downpour will give 20-30 per cent more rain at the turn of the next century.

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Open access to data for research and development

Open access to data is a prerequisite to progress for both research and development of new products and services.



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Seatrack Web

Make forecasts of oil spill with hourly resolution and also track the discharge source.

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WebHyPro - Real time weather and water parameters

The system presents meteorological and hydrological observations, model calculations and forecasts in real time.


Airviro - Air Quality Management system

Airviro is appreciated by hundreds of users at authorities and industries worldwide when improving their environmental management.