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Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

About the Organisation

The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology is by federal mandate the national provider for weather and climate services in Switzerland. In this role, it serves the general public, authorities, research and industry. MSwiss monitors the atmosphere over Switzerland and operates the corresponding networks, it issues weather forecasts, warns the authorities and the general public of dangerous weather conditions and also monitors the Swiss climate. The legal duties include the provision of climate information and climatological services for the benefit of the general public. MeteoSwiss provides generic and tailor-made datasets and services for customers, and conducts research on themes from now-casting to climate prediction. Weather and climate in the Alpine region is one of its core competences.