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Bureau Meteorology

The Bureau Meteorology webpage starts by giving you weather Australia forecast and recent temperatures for the major cities.
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Hobart
  • Canberra and
  • Darwin.
You will see forecast sky conditions, current temperatures, and recent rainfall amounts for each of these places. Each of the city names will take you to either predictions or recent observations for that place. Whichever you choose.

Want recent warnings for your state? Check the text codes in the yellow box at the top and you'll see coastal wind warnings, ocean wind warnings, warnings for severe weather in Australia and such.

Perhaps you're interested in satellite or radar imagery. Radar presents a map showing where rain is falling.

Start by hitting Radar then the location on the map that appears. Wait for it and you get an animated radar image which shows what's happening and where.

For Satellite, press the correct spot on the BOM homepage, then your desired type. I like animated infrared loop satellite imagery. It works best day and night. Colour makes it easier to see things as well. Try out a few of the other areas on the page and see what they get you.

What Else does the Bureau Meteorology offer?

The homepage also gives you access to charts. These maps show you a recent weather information analysis, for one thing. Others reveal weather forecast maps. Check 'em out. With "mean sea level pressure analyses" maps and loops, you will see forecasted positions of ground-level highs and low pressure areas.

What are they? Lows rotate clockwise in the southern hemisphere and highs go the other way. Lows may produce rain and highs make it sunnier. The systems still move generally west to east just like in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The colder air is normally to the south.

Also you can choose to read:

  • weather
  • articles
  • Bureau of Meteorology news
  • education
  • climate change
  • jobs and careers
...and other bits of useful information.

It's your Aussie weather website provided by the Bureau of Meteorology. Might as well learn to use it.

Go back from Bureau Meteorology to the Site Map web page, or visit the Stuff in the Air homepage.

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