Service Announcements


All scheduled release dates are subject to change due to technical and operational requirements.
  • Upgrade to Interactive Weather and Wave Charts

    Scheduled Release Date: 3rd February 2020

    Charts in the Interactive Weather and Wave Forecast Maps will be upgraded to incorporate the new ACCESS-G numerical weather prediction model.

    The new model incorporates extensive scientific improvements, leading to an improvement in forecast skill of typically 6 to 12 hours relative to the previous version at forecast lead times of three or more days. The new ACCESS-G model also supersedes the existing ACCESS-R regional model. All charts will display data from ACCESS-G from the week commencing 3 February 2020.

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