Weather Data Services


Files for automated data services

The Bureau of Meteorology makes a number of real-time forecast, warning and observation products and analysis charts available freely via the web and FTP. Each file has a date-time stamp indicating when the data file was created.

When users access these products anonymously, the Bureau cannot track the usage of any particular product. Thus it is unable to directly contact users affected by service changes. Users requiring support and service continuity should make use of the Bureau's Registered User Services.

Unless otherwise stated, products available via this service are subject to the default terms of use in the Bureau's Copyright Notice.

Anonymous FTP data is available via: ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/gen/.

Please note:

Full product listing

View the full list of all products available via anonymous FTP.

Short form (précis) forecasts

Précis forecasts (a short summary, less than 30 characters) are available in XML format for all Australian forecast locations.

Long form forecasts

Town forecasts are available for major centres and include a longer text forecast out to seven days. For precipitation information, refer to the précis forecast for the same location.

City forecasts are available for major metropolitan centres and tourist locations. Note that the 'forecast' text in these products refers to the broader metropolitan area.

Schema information is included at the top of all XML messages.

 

Precis

Town

City

New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory

XML

XML

XML

Northern Territory

XML

XML

XML

Queensland

XML

XML

XML

South Australia

XML

XML

XML

Tasmania

XML

XML

XML

Victoria

XML

XML

XML

Western Australia

XML

XML

XML

District forecasts

XML forecasts are also available for broader land districts.

 

Land districts

New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory

XML

Northern Territory

N/A

Queensland

XML

South Australia

XML

Tasmania

XML

Victoria

XML

Western Australia

XML

Coastal waters forecasts

Forecasters for coastal waters zones are also available in XML format.

 

Coastal waters

New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory

XML

Northern Territory

XML

Queensland

XML

South Australia

XML

Tasmania

XML

Victoria

XML

Western Australia

XML

Warnings

Users can have weather warnings emailed direct via the Bureau's RSS feeds.

Warnings available via FTP are listed in the anonymous FTP product listing. Most warning products are available in XML or CAP formats.

XML and AMOC format information

Observations - State/Territory summaries

In addition to the above html summaries, State-based summaries are also available in xml format.

Observations - individual stations

The Bureau provides its observational data in a number of formats for use as a data feed.

72 hour station based observational products are available in html, axf and json formats.

To get the URL of a data feed for a weather station:

  1. Click on a product link below;
  2. Click on the link to the relevant weather station;
  3. Click on, or scroll down to, Other Formats;
  4. Select the link to the format that suits your needs.

 

Coastal Waters

All Observations

Capital City Area

Australian Capital Territory

N/A

N/A

Canberra area

New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales

Sydney area

Northern Territory

Northern Territory

Northern Territory

Darwin area

Queensland

Queensland

Queensland

Brisbane area

South Australia

South Australia

South Australia

Adelaide area

Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania

Hobart area

Victoria

Victoria

Victoria

Melbourne area

Western Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia

Perth area

Antarctic area

N/A

Antarctica

N/A

Agricultural bulletins

Agricultural bulletins containing a summary of agricultural type observations on a daily time scale are available in xml for each State/Territory.

Radar

Radar images include a timestamp in the file name and are issued at either six- or ten-minute frequency. Refer to the product listing to find relevant radars.

Static radar transparencies and overlays are available in a separate directory.

Satellite

Satellite images from the Himawari-8 satellite are available at ten minute update frequency in JPG and GeoTIFF formats. File names include timestamps for these images.

UV

UV Index and sun protection times are provided in text and graphical products.

Technical support

FTP access procedures

If you have any further queries please send an email to: webreg@bom.gov.au.



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Last updated: 26 July 2016