MetEye displays different layers from the Australian Digital Forecast Database (ADFD). The ADFD is a database of official weather forecast elements produced by the Bureau of Meteorology, such as temperature, rainfall and significant weather types, presented in a gridded format. The Bureau of Meteorology uses the ADFD to produce text forecasts and warnings; and in map displays.
MetEye also displays
Further detail is in the Descriptions of data layers section.
Note: Forecast data will not be available for the whole of Australia until 2015, as data layers rely on the Next Generation Forecast and Warning System (NexGenFWS) implementation to be rolled out in each state.
Data layers will generally added to MetEye several months after the NexGenFWS implementation date. This will mean
The ADFD files are updated routinely twice per day at around 6am and 6pm local time. The ADFD may be updated at other times on an event driven basis.
The ADFD data uses the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time zone.
The time assigned to a grid represents the commencement time as follows:
Note: If you want to check when the layer was last updated then this information is displayed, in the left-hand menu, below each item.
MetEye will automatically refresh itself every 30 minutes for forecast data.