15 Weather Forecast Website

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:14
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I've been using

This Site

for ages.

It was originally posted her by Wolfie and I've been using it ever since. It's not totally accurate (what forecast is?), but it generally gives a fair indication.

Just thought I'd put it up for the more recent forumites who may never have heard of it.


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Reply By: Sir SOOTY Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:20

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:20

It shows that currently up here is 29 degrees and 110% humidity..........yes it is pouring with rain hahahaha

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:21

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:21
Sorry, heading should have been

15 Day Weather Forecast Website.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 13:22

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 13:22
Good site - didn't tell me about the blasted dust storm that started sometime in the night though and is still blowing. Those poor people who are streaming through here driving to see the 'floodwaters' in Lake Eyre will wonder how on earth anyone could possibly say that Birdsville had been cut off by floodwaters - it's dry, it's damned dusty ....but the temperature is only 31.....
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Reply By: Sixty at Last - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 13:52

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 13:52
I used to get extended forecasts for WA towns by ringing the Met. forecasters. But they stopped access a year or so ago. So I complained and got the following response:

"You are right in saying that there are 7 day forecasts in Victoria, but they are being produced only as part of a trial of new forecast production software.

The software being used to generate these Victorian forecasts is still being evaluated, and the Bureau is receiving much feedback about the new products which will help determine the future direction of this trial service.

Victoria was chosen for the trial because of the proximity of the Regional Office in Melbourne to the Bureau's Head Office and the benefits that provides in terms of resources (both human and computing).

The Bureau also makes available to external users the output from its 7 day Operational Consensus Forecast system, which is used by Bureau forecasters when providing the 7 day forecasts for Perth, Melbourne etc. The output also contains information to 7 days for many other locations.

A website that utilises this machine generated forecast is the Australian Weather News site located here; www.australianweathernews.com, and in particular the 7 day forecast site at this URL http://www.australianweathernews.com/forecast_OCF.htm. It must be stressed that these forecasts are NOT official Bureau forecasts.

With regards to not being able to speak to forecasters, we have had to implement this measure because there are many times – particularly during inclement or severe weather – when it is physically impossible for forecasters to meet the demand for telephone weather enquiries. In addition, a high volume of enquiries from individuals actually inhibits forecasters’ ability to deliver considered and timely forecasts and warnings to the broader community. Furthermore the vast majority of callers can access the information they require via sources such as the Internet and the Bureau's Weather by phone services. Information officers are still available to take phone calls during normal office hours, and you can of course contact us via e-mail as you have done".

I have since found the recommended urlhttp://www.australianweathernews.com/forecast_OCF.htm to be excellent - gets access to numerous met. monitoring station f'casts.


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Reply By: TassieD - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 14:06

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 14:06
We use Weatherzone Australia
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