Other, non-Bureau, providers of environmental data

Below are links to suggested sources for some frequently-requested data that the Bureau does not collect.

Environmental data from other providers

Weather Observations Website (WOW) WOW is an online weather community where Australians can share their personal weather observations, information and photos of the weather
International weather Weather forecasts for international locations (World Meteorological Organization)
Pacific Island weather and climate data Temperature and rainfall data for Pacific Island sites
Lightning data Lightning data can be obtained from a range of providers including GPATS and Kattron
Surf conditions If you require forecast or historical surf conditions, you could try Coastalwatch
Snow depth Limited snow depth data are available from Snowy Hydro Limited, otherwise it is suggested you try contacting the relevant ski resort
Drought The Bureau is not responsible for drought declarations and assistance. Please refer to the Drought and Rural Assistance and State and Territory contacts pages on the Department of Agriculture website
CO2 levels The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station, in northwest Tasmania, is run by the CSIRO and collects data on the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, including CO2
UV Index observations ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) observes real-time UV levels at 9 locations, including capital cities. The values are refreshed every 10 minutes and are also available in XML format
Daylight savings dates Time zones in Australia. (Australian Government)
The Bureau is not responsible for managing Daylight Saving Time,
but does maintain a list of dates of historically observed Daylight Savings Times
Sun, moon & astronomy Sun and moon rise and set times, moon phases and other astronomical information (Geoscience Australia)
Earthquakes Recent and historical earthquakes (Geoscience Australia)
Pollutants National Pollutant Inventory (The Department of the Environment)