Service Announcements - 2010 Archive

  • Improvements to the Interactive Map Viewer

    Scheduled Release Date: 22 December 2010

    The Bureau improved its Interactive Map Viewer for the display and animation of computer generated Weather and Ocean Forecast Maps from the ACCESS and AUSWAVE models. It includes new features for selecting various map areas and time zones.

    About the Interactive Map Viewer

  • Design changes to town and metropolitan forecast pages for NSW, ACT and VIC

    Scheduled Release Date: 15 December 2010

    The Bureau of Meteorology implements design changes to the Town and Metro forecast web pages in response to user feedback and based on good design principles. These design changes are currently available in NSW, ACT and VIC as part of the national roll-out of the Next Generation Forecast and Warning System.

  • Bureau of Meteorology RSS Feeds

    Scheduled Release Date: 2 December 2010

    The Bureau releases web based RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to assist people who need to stay up-to-date with some of the latest weather warning information issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. The RSS feeds are divided into State based options for all weather warnings, and for specific user groups such as Marine and Agriculture. Climate Updates and Outlooks are also available.

    Catalogue of RSS Feeds

  • Redesign of the UV website

    Scheduled Release Date: 18 November 2010

    A redesign of the UV (Ultra Violet) and sun protection website is released. New interactive features help people view UV forecast information for key locations.

    UV and Sun Protection services

  • Updated Bureau home page

    Scheduled Release Date: 18 November 2010

    An updated Bureau's home page is released that includes additional features and layout changes.

    Bureau of Meteorology - Home Page

  • Changes to Total Fire Ban and weather forecast district boundaries

    Scheduled Release Date: 3 November 2010

    The Bureau of Meteorology changes its Victorian weather forecast district boundaries, in conjunction with Victoria's Fire Emergency Services to align with total fire ban districts and local government boundaries. These changes improve fire weather warning messages to the community.

  • Changes to Queensland forecast services

    Scheduled Release Date: 1 November 2010

    The Bureau introduces changes to some Queensland forecasts. The changes improve readability and access to key information as well as provide extended forecasts for key cities in south-eastern Queensland.

  • Changing NSW & ACT weather services

    Scheduled Release Date: 1 September 2010

    Seven day weather forecasts and some new services are released in New South Wales as part of the national roll out of the Bureaus Next Generation Forecast and warning System.

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