News

Thursday, 15 December 2011


National Water Information Briefings presentations are now available.

Several of the Bureau's landmark new products were on display at the National Water Information Briefings in capital cities during November and December 2011. The briefings demonstrated the practical value and use of water information to more than 1,000 participants and provided the Bureau with valuable first-hand feedback about key products and services. Slide presentations from these briefings are now available.

Read more about National Water Information Briefings.


Following the success of the recent National Water Information Briefings, we are seeking to make this information available to a broader audience. The Bureau is assessing the level of interest in a series of free webinars - or web-based seminars - in 2012. Please let us know if you would like to participate.

Read more about Webinar series: expression of interest.


Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for this summer are favouring near median flows for most forecast sites in Victoria and high flows for the majority of forecast sites in New South Wales. Observed flows at the forecast sites in November 2011 were generally near median or high, with record high flows occurring at Bingara in the Gwydir basin in New South Wales.

Access the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts


Friday, 25 November 2011

National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

The Bureau's seasonal rainfall outlook for December 2011–February 2012 favours a wetter than usual summer over Western Australia, also in southeast Queensland and eastern New South Wales.

Read more about Wet summer for Western Australia.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Screen shot of the Water Storage website for West Gellibrand
Water storage information for West Gellibrand Reservoir

Barwon Water is the newest data provider behind the Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Storage and iPhone app. Giving Australians access to information about water storages across the country, the website now includes eight new storages in the Barwon region, west of Melbourne.

Read more about Water Storage welcomes new arrival.


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