Susan Carn's favourite weather sites
I’ve got a list of favourite weather and climate websites that I look at.
There are lots of Australian weather sites and apps, but I prefer to go to the source for most of my information.
First things first – learn about what we’re up against! An interactive page on the systems that impact Australia, and when.
A new map-based system factoring in local conditions. Get detailed weather info and 7-day forecasts for your area.
Watch a graphic of the forecast systems move across Australia for the next 7 days.
Current state of the Pacific and Indian Ocean, including a quick El Nino-watch tracker.
Interactive – zoom in on your area.
The seasonal outlook explained. Brilliant!
A 'one-stop weather/climate shop' for agriculture.
Keep an eye on this tropical influence.
Here are some instructions to see their estimated rainfall for the coming week:
- Put in the coordinates of where you live. For example, Quorn is -32.347 Latitude and 138.04 Longitude.
- Click Continue
- On the next screen: Meteorogram with v arrow; press v.
- Click GFS Model (1.0 degree, 0-192h, 3 hrly, Global,pressure).
- Scroll down to enter access code
- Put in those 6 letters (lower case is ok).
- Click Get Meteorogram.
The first box will give the total precipitation and when it is expected to fall (scroll down to days of week).
Next to Parameter, click on Precipitation anomaly for their take on the seasonal forecast.
Get their take on seasonal forecasts with monthly breakdowns. Scroll down to Deterministic MME forecast; under Month, click down arrow; and under region, click Australia. It even goes out to 6 months, which can be useful, but I use it with caution.
My favorite site! It entertainingly explains 5 of the main climate drivers using short, animated videos.
Information updated 1 Dec 2014
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