National Institute of Meteorology
Portuguese: Instituto Nacional de Meteorlogia
Agency overview
Formed18 November 1909; 114 years ago (1909-11-18)
HeadquartersBrasília, Federal District
Agency executive
  • Naur Pontes, Director
Parent departmentMinistry of Agriculture and Livestock

The National Institute of Meteorology (Portuguese: Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, INMET) is the national meteorological organization of Brazil, responsible for weather forecasting, collecting climate data, and alerting the public of extreme weather. It is part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.

Employing 99 people and with an annual budget of about 16 million USD, it is a member of the World Meteorological Organization. Its director as of April 2021 is Miguel Ivan Lacerda de Oliveira.[1]

INMET traces its origins to a 1909 decree by then president of Brazil Nilo Peçanha, establishing the Directorate of Meteorology and Astronomy (Directoria de Meteorologia e Astronomia).[2][3]


  1. ^ "Brazil | World Meteorological Organization". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia - INMET". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. ^ "Portal da Câmara dos Deputados". Retrieved 2021-04-28.