Climate service announcements

  • Seasonal climate outlook update

    Scheduled release date: 22 May 2013

    The Bureau of Meteorology is updating the model it uses for the monthly Seasonal climate outlook

    The 3-month outlooks will be based on a dynamical model, which uses the physics of the atmosphere, oceans, land and ice interactions to calculate the probability of above (or below) normal rainfall and temperature. Previously, outlooks were based on a statistical model, which uses history as a guide to the next season's rainfall and temperature.

  • Climate change and variability update

    Scheduled release date: 30 April 2013

    The updated Climate change and variability page integrates related information and adds a 'Climate updates' feature section.

    ACORN-SAT data has replaced the previous temperature dataset in Australian trend map and timeseries applications.

  • Climate model summary update

    Scheduled release date: 18 February 2013

    An updated and enhanced Model summary page has replaced Model outlooks of ENSO conditions.
    Please update your bookmarks and links.
    The Model summary page has added graphs, Indian Ocean Dipole and more model background information.

  • New one minute solar data service

    Scheduled release date: 29 August 2012

    One minute solar data
    A new service has been externally funded to provide web access to one minute resolution solar data from the Bureau's ground solar network. All available data are online, accessed one station-month at a time. Data are free but an automated registered user approach has been implemented to assist service management.

    A companion product (IDCJAD0114) is also available (at cost recovery charges) which provides all one minute solar data and associated one minute AWS weather data (when available) on a USB drive.

  • Weather station directory update

    Scheduled release date: 13 August 2012

    The updated Weather station directory is now dynamic, enabling searches for climate data stations based around a town, geographic location, or Bureau station number. Half hourly and one minute data are now included. The resultant station list can be included in a form to request data from Climate data services. Links are provided to data freely available online.

  • New Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT) dataset

    Scheduled release date: 23 March 2012

    The Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT) dataset has been developed for monitoring climate variability and change in Australia.
    The ACORN-SAT page includes dataset background information and links to the station catalogue and data.

  • Maps - recent conditions update

    Scheduled release date: 7 December 2011

    Maps - recent conditions page has a new web address: www.bom.gov.au/climate/maps/
    Please update your bookmarks and links.
    Preview images of each of the maps have been added to the page.

  • Monthly rainfall data quality control changes

    Scheduled release date: 11 October 2011

    Climate Data Online monthly rainfall information is being updated. A recent data review has resulted in changes to the classification of quality controlled monthly-total rainfall data. Around 500,000 records (5.5% of total records) will have their status changed to ‘not quality controlled’. The total precipitation value should remain unchanged. These records are pre-2000, with greater than half pre-1950. Their status was down-graded because they lacked historical detail.

    During the review process a small quantity of daily rainfall data were recovered enabling updating and additional monthly totals to be calculated.

    Example monthly rainfall page

  • New data services portal

    Scheduled release date: 5 September 2011

    The new Data services portal introduces integrated data services information and tools to help streamline custom data requests and enquiries.

  • Daily rainfall, temperature, solar exposure: all years of data available in one file

    Scheduled release date: 28 April2011

    From Climate data online, all years of daily rainfall, temperature and solar exposure data can now be downloaded in a single file, for each weather station. This history file is linked as 'All years of data' in the top right corner of the data table and graph pages.

    Example daily rainfall page

  • Solar exposure data: daily and monthly station data now available from Climate data online

    Scheduled release date: 14 December 2010

    From Climate data online, daily and monthly solar exposure tables, graphs and data are now available.
    You can use solar exposure data to estimate the amount of solar energy available.

    Example solar exposure page

  • New climate and weather extremes service

    Scheduled release date: 7 December 2010

    Australian climate and weather extremes provides information about extremes of temperature and rainfall. The highest and lowest maximum and minimum temperatures and highest daily rainfall are presented as tables, graphs and maps for each state, the Northern Territory and Australia.

    About climate and weather extremes

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