About SMHI

SMHI's mission is to manage and develop information on weather, water and climate that provides knowledge and advanced decision-making data for public services, the private sector and the general public. SMHI aims to contribute to increased social benefit, safety and a sustainable society.

Virtually everything in our lives is affected by the earth's climate, weather and water conditions. We cannot control the whims of Nature, but we can be increasingly better at understanding them and adapting our society accordingly. Knowledge and advance information enable us better to meet the challenges that our climate, weather and the conditions in the air and water present us with.

Government agency and business partner

SMHI is a government agency under the Ministry of the Environment. SMHI offers products and services that provide various kinds of enterprises and organisations with an important foundation for decision-making. General forecasts and weather warnings, industry-specific services, simulations and analyses, statistics, climate studies and contracted research are some examples.

SMHI conducts three different types of operation: government-funded operations, assignments from other government agencies, and business operations on a commercial basis. Although apparently different on the surface, these operations are all based on the same fundamental aim - to contribute to increased social benefit, safety and a sustainable society.