Friday, 17 December 2010
Wetter conditions favoured for eastern and western Australia
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
The national outlook for January to March 2011 shows that rain is likely for the eastern half of New South Wales, southeastern Queensland and in western parts of Western Australia.
The seasonal rainfall outlook across Australia is a result of cool conditions in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean associated with the current La Niña.
Water Information Progress Report
The Bureau of Meteorology's Improving Water Information Program has now been running for three years. But how is the Australian Government's $450 million investment being spent, and what has been achieved?
The Improving Water Information Program Progress Report (464KB) examines the Bureau's advances in water information from 2007 to 2010.
Read more about New report charts Water Information progress.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Googong Reservoir ACT
For the first time, Australians can see how much water is available across Australia using the Bureau of Meteorology's new Water Storage information product.
Water Storage provides water volumes for more than 250 publicly-owned storages around the country. It covers more than 90% of water held in public storage. Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, launched the Water Storage product in Canberra on Thursday, 21 October.
Read more about Australia's water storages 65% full.
enGauge with us
enGauge is a new email newsletter prepared by the Bureau. It provides updates about developments in water information.
We plan to distribute enGauge approximately six times per year.
Geofabric stream network and catchment boundaries
Our knowledge of Australia's water landscape has taken a huge step forward with the launch of an exciting new spatial water information product.
The Geofabric, or as it is formally known, the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric, is a specialised Geographic Information System (GIS). It shows spatial relationships and connections between hydrological features such as rivers, dams, reservoirs and catchments.
Read more about Where all the rivers run.