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MeteoSwiss is the Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology. We keep our finger on the pulse of the weather and climate, so it’s all clear as day to you.

Picture: Dean Gill, MeteoSwiss
Picture: Dean Gill, MeteoSwiss

For almost 140 years, MeteoSwiss, the Swiss national weather and climate service, has been playing an important role in our country’s safety and prosperity. The general public, industry and science all profit from the range of services provided by our dedicated team of 360 or so employees in Zurich, Geneva, Payerne, Locarno and Arosa. 

On behalf of the Federal Government, MeteoSwiss performs the duties [interner Link] set out in the Federal Act on Meteorology and Climatology. We operate the national surface and radar measurement network and collect, manage and analyse weather and climate data. We produce forecasts, inform, warn and advise, and are engaged in researching and developing tailor-made products and services. 

Activities
MeteoSwiss is an institution that sets benchmarks and creates efficient and innovative solutions. We consider ourselves to be a modern, need-driven service provider which adapts to the requirements of industry and society. To this end we work hand in hand with our customers and research partners in Switzerland and abroad, and are constantly evolving and developing as a result.

Our aim is to provide reliable weather and climate services – both now and in the future – for the Swiss public and the international community.

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MeteoSchweiz: Im Dienst der Gesellschaft - 24 Stunden, 365 Tage