What lovely summer weather we are having… Sweden's summer has taken a surprising turn in July and August in comparison to the repeat of summer 2018 that many were predicting back in May.
If you have been paying close attention to the news and following the weather warnings you have probably seen SMHI's name come up. SMHI, The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is a government agency that has been in charge of collecting weather data and reporting it to the public since 1873!
The Meteorological Central Institute was founded in 1873 and issued its first weather bulletin in July of 1874. Since then the agency's tasks have ranged from radio announcements, daily weather reports, and data collection.
In 2012, the Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation was founded at SMHI. It collaborates extensively with climate adaptation stakeholders, gathering and disseminating expertise on climate change adaptation.
by Julia Powanda/Riedia