Storm Confirmation

about About storm confirmation

To access information about current storms please refer to the Bureau's Warnings and Observations pages available for each state via the homepage.

This tool issues confirmations for historical thunderstorms (lightning) and/or strong winds observed within 50 km of a selected location and date. Confirmations are available for the last two years, up to 3 days prior to the current date.

If you enter a postcode or the name of a location, the search area is calculated around a defined point at the centre of the selected location (the centroid).

Please note that large postcode areas will not be fully covered by the 50 km search radius. The latitude and longitude used for the search is provided in the confirmation report.

Note: 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.

Instructions

Type either a few letters of a name of a location or enter a postcode then select the location name from the list that appears. Select the appropriate date and click the 'Submit' button. Storm confirmation results will appear below. Processing time is usually less than 30 seconds, however this may vary at times of high demand.

Storm confirmation subscriptions

The new storm confirmation subscription service provides instant access to state based summary tables for each month from January 2009, covering all major Australian population centres.
Storm confirmation subscriptions


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To access the storm confirmer, you need to reload the page and accept the disclaimer agreement.


Disclaimer

The Bureau relies on various sources of data to provide the Storm Confirmation Service ('Service'), including data from third parties which is not independently verified by the Bureau. By using the Service and any information provided as part of the Service ('Information'), the user accepts responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness and relevance of the Service and the Information for the user's purposes, and the user accepts all risks of and liability for loss, damage, cost, expense and any other consequences arising out of or in connection with, whether directly or indirectly, the use of the Service and the Information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Bureau:
(a) does not, expressly or impliedly, make any claim or representation or give any warranty (including as to accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness or fitness for any purpose) in relation to the Service or the Information; and
(b) excludes all liability for any loss, damage, cost, expense and any other consequences arising out of or in connection with, whether directly or indirectly, the use of the Service and the Information.’

This tool issues confirmations for historical thunderstorms (lightning) and/or strong winds observed within 50 km of a selected location and date. Confirmations are available for the last two years, up to 3 days prior to the current date.

To access information about current storms please refer to the Bureau's Warnings and Observations pages available for each state via the homepage.

Disclaimer

The Bureau relies on various sources of data to provide the Storm Confirmation Service ('Service'), including data from third parties which is not independently verified by the Bureau. By using the Service and any information provided as part of the Service ('Information'), the user accepts responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness and relevance of the Service and the Information for the user's purposes, and the user accepts all risks of and liability for loss, damage, cost, expense and any other consequences arising out of or in connection with, whether directly or indirectly, the use of the Service and the Information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Bureau:
(a) does not, expressly or impliedly, make any claim or representation or give any warranty (including as to accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness or fitness for any purpose) in relation to the Service or the Information; and
(b) excludes all liability for any loss, damage, cost, expense and any other consequences arising out of or in connection with, whether directly or indirectly, the use of the Service and the Information.’

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  • are deemed to have read and accepted the conditions described in the Storm Confirmer disclaimer above;
  • also noted the conditions set out in the Bureau's Copyright Notice and Disclaimer statements relating to the use of the information on this website.