Design Changes to NexGenFWS Products


NEW   November 2011   Tasmania has new forecast pages for 30 locations

Summary of design changes

7-day forecasts are now provided for 30 additional in Tasmania locations. These include text descriptions of weather from surrounding weather forecast district.

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October 2011   Design changes to District and Coastal Waters Forecast pages implemented for South Australia

Summary of design changes

In October 2011, the design changes were applied to all South Australian Forecast products.

Further information can be found via Improving weather services for SA.




September 2011   Additional Rainfall Forecast Information for Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga and Mildura

Summary of design changes

From September 21, rainfall information for the Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga and Mildura forecasts will be presented as chance of any rain and rainfall amount for day one of the forecast.

Example of rainfall forecast showing a 30% chance of any rain and 0 to 0.2mm of rainfall

Further information can be found in the glossary.

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June 2011   Design changes to District and Coastal Waters Forecast pages for NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS

COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS

  • Link added to State warning summary (eg. so that people can read the full details of relevant warnings)
  • Full dates given for all days (eg. to help match the day with the date)
  • New map selection (eg. to help navigate to the forecast for neighbouring coastal zones)
  • Weather elements shown on separate lines (eg. for easier reading)
  • New links to radio broadcast schedule (eg. for listening to the forecast whilst on the water)

ALPINE FORECASTS IN NSW

  • Snowy Mountains forecast district layout has also been updated
  • The Alpine Centres forecast page for NSW has been replaced with individual town forecast pages for Thredbo and Perisher

DISTRICT FORECASTS

  • Link added to State warning summary, (eg. so that people can read the full details of relevant warnings)
  • Full dates given for all days (eg. to help match the day with the date)
  • New right hand menu (eg. for navigating to 7-day forecasts for nearby locations or areas)

NEW FORECAST PAGES FOR PRECIS LOCATIONS

  • 7-day forecasts for key précis locations, including text description of weather from surrounding weather forecast district

 

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Design Changes to District forecasts

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Design Changes to Coastal and Local Waters forecasts

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7-day Forecast pages for more locations

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December 2010   Design changes to town and metropolitan forecast pages for NSW, ACT and VIC

Summary of design changes

  • Cleaner and more compact layout, providing improved readability of each day's information.
  • Full dates given for days 2-7
  • An icon to indicate the weather forecast, plus a text précis.
  • Max and min temperatures more prominent
  • Rainfall information presented as Chance of Rain (percentage and image indicating 10% increments) and total rainfall amount (mm)
  • Issue Date and time will be in bold to indicate any (non-routine) update to the forecast
  • New right hand menu for navigating to locations within the Metropolitan area along with temperature forecasts

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This new design aims to optimise the weather forecast products for modern, standards-compliant web browsers.
Please note that old browsers may display the new pages in an unexpected way.

Availability

These design changes are available in NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania (by mid 2011), as part of the national roll-out of the Next Generation Forecast and Warning System. The changes will take effect in SA in 2011 and the remaining States and Territories will follow.

Metropolitan areas

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