Who we are

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is an expert agency under the Ministry of the Environment. Through expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology, SMHI contributes towards greater public welfare, increased safety and a sustainable society.

Experts in the service of society

SMHI works for all facets of society - for you, public organisations and the business community. Through our expertise, our services and our research, we contribute to the foundation for decision-making. This encompasses everything from how cities should be designed to be safe in a hundred years, to how you should plan your daily life depending on the weather forecast.

Miljö 2 (Imagebild)
Foto Johan Warden

With the help of supercomputers, computational models, statistics and research, our experts produce forecasts, decision guidance, climate scenarios and studies. We often act as a consultative body and disseminates knowledge through smhi.se, media, lectures and training programmes.

Our knowledgeable and dedicated employees are our strength. We comprise a range of experts, from meteorologists, hydrologists, oceanographers, climate experts and atmospheric and environmental research scientists to IT developers and behavioural scientists.

Agencies and business partners

SMHI offers products and services that provide various kinds of enterprises and organisations with an important foundation for decision-making. Examples include general forecasts and weather warnings, industry-specific services, simulations and analyses, statistics, climate studies and contracted research.

SMHI conducts three different types of operations:

  • government-funded operations and activities funded through the EU
  • assignments from other government agencies
  • 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.

SMHI's headquarters are located in Norrköping. There are also offices in Sundsvall, Upplands Väsby, Gothenburg and Malmö.