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Planning with confidence for the northern rains

Planning with confidence for the northern rains

The Bureau's new northern rainfall onset outlook lets businesses and communities in northern Australia know the chances of an early or late start to the summer rains. If you're a grazier, a mango grower, a sugarcane farmer or a fisherman in northern Australia, the annual swing from the dry season (during the cooler...

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A week of rain: Detailed rainfall information to land on all précis forecasts

A week of rain: Detailed rainfall information to land on all précis forecasts

In the latest expansion of our popular précis service, we are adding detailed rainfall data to all 679 city and town forecasts. The précis forecasts that many Australians rely on for their first glance at the weather each morning are about to get a well-earned facelift, bringing a new level of...

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The radar guys: The end of an era at the Bureau’s Radar Group

The radar guys: The end of an era at the Bureau’s Radar Group

When you next check the rainfall on the Bureau’s online radar, spare a thought for five men who have kept Australia up to speed with the latest radar technologies since 1979. When Frank Cummings retires from the Bureau of Meteorology on 15 July 2015, it will draw a line under a career that has seen radar...

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Business and the Bureau: working together to unlock the value of advances in forecasting

Business and the Bureau: working together to unlock the value of advances in forecasting

New developments in weather forecasting are changing the game for businesses seeking to manage their exposure to the elements. For many, working in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology offers increasing opportunity to optimise the efficiency of their operations and protect the safety of their...

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Snow alert: How to make sure you stay on top of the snow this ski season

Snow alert: How to make sure you stay on top of the snow this ski season

Heading for the ski fields this winter? You’ll be much better prepared if you take the Bureau’s expanded snow forecasts along with you on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Tech-savvy skiers watch out: Australia’s most accurate weather forecasts are now available anywhere on the slopes, courtesy...

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