The Swiss 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 community and industry, monitoring the entire atmosphere over Switzerland, issuing weather forecasts, warning the authorities and the general public of dangerous weather conditions and analysing climate data.
Cantons and meteorology
The Cantons are responsible for the protection of the population from natural dangers, and this includes the weather. We therefore provide the relevant Cantonal organisations with our warnings and other services.
Analyses of air quality and other environmental aspects are often dependent on meteorological parameters that we measure and then make available to the Cantons and other interested organisations.