News archive

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity, to which SMHI has contributed. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data. A collaborative …

Published: Last updated:

Reduced spring flooding a result of climate change – may be counteracted through water regulation

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate …

Published: Last updated:

West African course participants visited Norrköping

For three weeks in May, SMHI in Norrköping hosted some thirty decision-makers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. They were participating in “Climate Change”, a six-month climate training programme that focuses particularly on water resources and agriculture.

Published: Last updated:

Climate impact atlas for climate change in Africa to be realized

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. This will show some effects of a changed climate. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will be providing expert support as the climate impact atlas is developed by researchers in Africa.

Published: Last updated:

SMHIs forecast valuable input when building new tunnel under the Göta Älv River.

The Swedish Transport Administration is responsible for the development of the infrastructure in Gothenburg where the Marieholm tunnel is a critical component. On behalf of the construction company Züblin Scandinavia, SMHI has provided forecasts for weather and water levels in the Göta Älv River …

Published: Last updated: