'MeteoSwiss - at the service of society'
As Switzerland's national weather and climate service, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology provides services for the public and business on behalf of the federal government. MeteoSwiss observes the atmosphere over Switzerland, provides information about weather and climate developments, warns the authorities and the public in the event of dangerous weather conditions and makes comprehensive weather and climate data available.
A network of modern observation systems monitor the weather from the ground to an altitude of 30 kilometres. High-resolution computer models calculate meteorological developments in the alpine region. The regional centres in Zurich, Kloten, Geneva, Payerne and Locarno are in close contact with their clients on site.
MeteoSwiss conducts research and development projects to gain a better understanding of weather and climate in the alpine area and shares knowledge with institutions beyond national borders. In addition, MeteoSwiss represents Switzerland in the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva and in other international organisations.
Since 2000, MeteoSwiss has received a performance mandate from the Federal Council every four years, to which specific objectives and verifiable measures are added each year.
Director General: Christof Appezeller