Last year, the weather agency SMHI was totally wrong in every sixth one-day prognosis. Despite several efforts in recent years, the meteorologists have not reach above the level of good quality that the government has requested.
SMHI has to reach above an accuracy rate of 85 per cent. Last year only an accuracy of 82.5 per cent was accomplished.
Therefore, the government now asks for better weather forecasting.
It is perhaps not so much increased difficulties of planning bathing trips and such that worries the government, but that accurate weather forecasts could be vital for crisis management and infrastructure.
SMHI has become considerably worse in terms of certain warnings to the public. The meteorologists missed, for example, every third warning for gale last year, 33 per cent, and also gave false alarms at 38 per cent of all cases.
Yesterday the Minister for Environment, Andreas Carlgren, visited the agency to, among other things, talk about these issues.
"I, like everybody else who use their weather forecasting, want this to work well. The people at SMHI have been much concerned themselves about getting better," Andreas Carlgren told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.