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, supercomputers, etc.

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

Defence 

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
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 Directorate, the 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

New
Caledonia

Kerguelen

Crozet Islands

Amsterdam

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.

 

2017 key figures

3,019
employees

Budget of 
402M€*

*voted for initial budget

Over

176 articles

published in peer-reviewed
scientific journals
 

650 expertises

as part of the
National Disaster initiative
(CatNat)

868 activations

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

78 weather warnings

orange or red

 

 

190M
hours of calculations

devoted to climate simulations
among which 59M realized for
the 6th IPCC report

Discover the main parts of the annual report

Responding to State requirements and to the expectations of all citizens

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In search of scientific and ​​​​​​​technological excellence

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