Storm Confirmation and Legal Services

The legal and insurance sectors frequently require information on historical weather events, such as confirming the occurrence of thunderstorms, weather observations or historical forecasts and warnings.

Storm confirmations

Use the Storm Confirmation tool to get immediate reports confirming the presence of thunderstorms or strong winds. These free reports are based on observations received by the Bureau within a 50 km radius of the selected location. This tool can only confirm that thunderstorms and/or strong winds were observed and reported to the Bureau of Meteorology and is not able to prove their absence.

A Registered User service is available for more detailed storm confirmations, which allows access to larger date ranges and bulk data outputs. For more information about this service, including charges and output samples, please send a request.

Weather and climate reports

The Bureau produces a number of different climate and weather reports which contain information on some Severe Weather events: