SMHI in brief

SMHI - The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

The agency's areas of expertise

Meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, climatology.

Comes under the Ministry of the Environment.


In 1919, but dates back to 1873.


Provides planning and decision guidance for weather and water dependent activities. Society's expert body in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology.

Applied research within the above fields.

Products & services

General weather forecasts and warnings, customised forecasts, analyses, studies, statistics, reports and expert opinions, lectures and training programmes, climate studies and research assignments.


SMHI has its head office in Norrköping and also has offices in Gothenburg, and Uppsala.

Director General 

Håkan Wirtén

Turnover and number of employees 

SMHI has an annual turnover of more than SEK 845 million and has approximately 660 employees. (2020)

Assignments and funding

  •     Government-funded assignments on behalf of the state.
  •     Commissioned assignments for other government agencies.
  •     Commercial assignments on the grounds of business economics.
  •     Research grants from Swedish financiers and the EU.

Quality and environment

SMHI's management system is certified by SP and complies with the requirements in ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

Carbon neutral organisation that compensates for negative climate impact.

Corporate Identity Number

202100 – 0696