Service Announcements

  • Falls Creek forecast extended

    Scheduled Release Date: 9 June 2017

    The Bureau of Meteorology will produce a Town Forecast for Falls Creek from the start of the 2017 snow season. Town forecasts are available for major and tourist centres and include a longer text forecast out to seven days. The forecast will provide more detailed information including the forecast for wind and other phenomena (such as snow) over the next seven days.

    See the extended Falls Creek forecast on the Australian Alps Weather webpage.

  • Decommissioning of Coles Point, SA Automatic Weather Station

    Scheduled Release Date: 23 May 2017

    This station ceased reporting from 23 May 2017. The site lease expires on 31 May 2017 so the Bureau has taken this opportunity to relocate to a new site 33km south on Point Avoid in the Coffin Bay National Park. The new site affords an improved exposure for the instruments and will provide forecasters earlier surface observations of weather systems transitioning across the Bight. The new Automatic Weather Station is expected to come online mid June 2017.

  • Changes to the update time for UV Index forecast products

    Scheduled Release Date: 23 May 2017

    From 23 May 2017 the Bureau’s UV Index forecasts will be updated only once per day (instead of twice). The UV forecasts and Sun Protection Times will therefore update once per day at around 9 pm AEST / 7 pm AWST.

  • Radar upgrade

    Scheduled Release Date: 10 April 2017*

    The Bureau of Meteorology is upgrading and extending the operating life of four radars (in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) in 2017; each radar will be offline for approximately six weeks.

    The upgrades will occur during April–September 2017. The table below sets out the planned outages:

    City Radar Scheduled Outage Alternative Radar
    Adelaide Buckland Park 10 Apr 17–29 May 17 Sellicks Hill
    Brisbane Mt. Stapylton 02 Aug 17–08 Sep 17 To be decided
    Melbourne Laverton 02 Aug 17–06 Sep 17 To be decided
    Sydney Terrey Hills 24 Aug 17–28 Sep 17 To be decided

    * Subject to operational requirements at the time

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