Météo-France
at a glance

Our activities

Weather

Providing next-day, up to ten-day,
weather forecasts and anticipating
hazardous weather events

Climate

Analysing the past climate
and simulating the future climate

Services

Designing and developing services
tailored to different needs

How ?

Round-the-clock
surveillance

We keep a constant eye on
the atmosphere, snowpack
and surface ocean

Resources and networks

We use ground-breaking technology,
including satellites, drones,
radars and supercomputers

Research and expertise

We develop numerical models and conduct research about climatic events and climate change – in particular through the IPCC

Training

We train future weather and climate
specialists in France and worldwide

For whom ?

Citizens 

Défence 

Public authorities

Businesses

Aeronautic

Why ?

To warn

We issue warnings via the Severe
Weather Warnings system so
that everyone can plan ahead
and protect themselves.

To assist

We advise our customers on a daily basis
about how best to cope
with weather and climate hazards.

To adapt

We contribute to climate
change adaptation policies.

To manage risks

We lend a hand in managing
natural, health and technological
risks such as floods, drought,
air quality or chemical pollution
for example.

Where?

Mainland and overseas

  • General Direction, Météopole (the Toulouse-based campus accommodating Météo-France and other similar organizations' services)

  • Inter-regional meteorological centres

Lille

Rennes

Paris

Strasbourg

Bordeaux

Lyon

Toulouse

Aix-en-Provence

Saint Pierre
and Miquelon

Guadeloupe

Martinique

French
Polynesia

French
Guiana
 

Mayotte

Réunion Island

New
Caledonia

Kerguelen

Crozet Islands

Terre
Adélie

International
responsibilities

Cyclone watch

Southwest Indian Ocean

Safety at sea

Report production for the
Global Maritime Distress
and Safety System

Volcanic ash clouds
monitoring

over continental Europe, Africa, Middle East and Western Asia, to India

Pollutants atmospheric
dispersion tracking

As Regional specialised
meteorological centre

Météo-France contributes
to various authorities

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-Range
Weather Forecasts

EUMETSAT

European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

EUMETNET

Grouping of European National
Meteorological Services

A public administrative institution (EPA)
since 1993, Météo-France is placed under
the authority of
the Minister of Transport

 

2016 key figures

3,124 
employees

Budget of
379M€ *

* voted for initial budget

120 articles

published
in peer-reviewed
scientific journals

Over

2,000 expertises

as part of the National
Disaster initiative
(CatNat)

780 activations

of the MOTHY model
for search/rescue operations
out at sea and following
pollution episodes

Plus de

2,4M old data

inserted in Météo-France
climate database
 

Almost

15M hours
of calculations

devoted to future
climate modelling

Discover the main parts of the annual report

Scientific and technological innovation at the heart of what we do

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