This course gives an insight into the methods used by meteorologists doing forecasts. The course deals with the principles behind different observation methods, manual analysis and forecasting, numerical weather forecasts and satellite imaging. This knowledge is applied in forecasting exercises for different scales in time and space. The course is given together with Uppsala University and most of the teachers work themselves as forecasters.

Course material

Course literature will be handed out during the course.

For a course description, grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course, please see the course Athena-site at or ask the responsible lecturer.


Will be published one month before the course starts at the latest. The first part of the course will be located at Uppsala University and the second part at MISU.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the second half of the spring semester.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to 90 HECs in Meteorology. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B.


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

For a more detailed description of the course, please see the course description at