Service Announcements


All scheduled release dates are subject to change due to technical and operational requirements.
  • Updated version of the BOM Weather app

    Scheduled Release Date: 14 January 2019

    The Bureau will release an update of the BOM Weather app on 14 January 2019*.

    The release will fix some minor bugs reported by users following the update in December 2018. Users will now be able to see sunrise and sunset times for all locations regardless of time zone.

    Download or update the BOM Weather app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    Learn more about the BOM Weather app.

  • Additional forecasts for New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia

    Scheduled Release Date: 9 January 2019

    The Bureau of Meteorology is now producing précis forecasts for seven additional locations across New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia. The forecasts have a concise, summary statement (known as a 'précis' forecast) that describes the expected weather for each of the seven days ahead.

    The new locations are:

  • New Giant Hail threshold for Severe Thunderstorm Warning Service

    Scheduled Release Date: 5 to 7 December 2018

    The Bureau is improving the Severe Thunderstorm Warning services by introducing a new threshold for hail. In addition to warning for Large Hail (diameter 2cm or greater) the Bureau will be issuing warnings for Giant Hail (diameter 5cm or greater).

    When 5cm or greater hail is expected or observed the severe thunderstorm warning will specifically mention the risk of “Giant Hail” in the title, graphic and warning text.

    See latest warnings at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/

  • New version of the BOM Weather app

    Scheduled Release Date: 12 December 2018

    The Bureau will release a new version of the BOM Weather app on 12 December 2018. The new version will have:

    • sunrise and sunset times (accessed by clicking on today's forecast icon, or any of the daily forecast icons);
    • visual cues (arrows) to help users quickly navigate between forecast days;
    • improved performance for iOS devices to retain favourite and recent locations; and
    • other bug fixes and improvements to user experience.

    Download or update the BOM Weather app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    Learn more about the BOM Weather app.

How the Bureau announces changes to its services

The Bureau has a range of processes to inform the public, industry groups and other service providers about changes to our routine information and services.

Frequently services are created, removed or altered in line with community feedback and advances in science and technology. Nominally the Bureau provides a minimum of 30 days notice prior to implementation of service changes.

Unexpected interruptions to routine services will be reported whenever possible.

Notification of changes are communicated in a number of ways including:

  • Announcements in this page and other related web pages
  • Service announcements on respective telephone, fax and radio services
  • Announcements in relevant magazines and newspapers.
  • Details within the specific routine product that is to be changed
  • Correspondence with established consultative groups and other weather service providers