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NSW/ACT Thu 05:11 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Thu 05:07 EST: Severe Weather Warning for NSW   Thu 05:03 EST: Flood Warning - Lachlan River   Thu 04:10 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Wed 18:30 EST: Flood Warning - MacQuarie River   Wed 15:52 EST: Flood Warning - Murray River   Wed 14:43 EST: Flood Warning - Warrego River   Wed 14:26 EST: Flood Warning - Murrumbidgee River   Wed 13:48 EST: Potential Flood Alert 1   Wed 11:08 EST: Flood Warning - Peel and Namoi Rivers   Wed 11:07 EST: Flood Warning - Culgoa, Bokhara, Narran   Wed 11:00 EST: Flood Warning - Barwon-Darling US Bourke   Wed 11:00 EST: Flood Warning - Paroo River   Wed 09:58 EST: Flood Warning - Bogan River   Queensland Thu 04:45 EST: Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning   Wed 12:01 EST: Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck   Wed 11:49 EST: Flood Warning - Diamantina River   Wed 10:59 EST: Flood Warning - Fitzroy River   Wed 10:56 EST: Flood Warning - Paroo River   Wed 09:35 EST: Flood Warning - Macintyre/Weir   Wed 09:26 EST: Flood Warning - Bulloo River   Wed 08:54 EST: Flood Warning - Warrego River   Wed 08:25 EST: Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers   South Australia Thu 07:14 CST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Thu 07:12 CST: Road Weather Alert   Thu 06:43 CST: Severe Weather Warning for SA   Thu 06:41 CST: Coastal Wind Warning   Thu 05:15 CST: Flood Warning - Onkaparinga River   Wed 10:55 CST: Flood Watch   Tasmania Thu 05:00 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Thu 04:49 EST: Road Weather Alert   Thu 04:17 EST: Severe Weather Warning for TAS   Wed 16:00 EST: Flood Watch   Victoria Thu 08:10 EST: Flood Warning for Seven Creeks and Castle Creek   Thu 05:10 EST: Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning   Thu 04:46 EST: Severe Weather Warning for VIC   Thu 04:40 EST: Flood Warning - Glenelg River   Thu 04:38 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Wed 14:49 EST: Flood Advice - North East Victoria   Wed 14:44 EST: Flood Advice - North Central District   Wed 14:42 EST: Flood Advice - North West Victoria   Wed 11:50 EST: Flood Advice - Central District   Wed 09:53 EST: Flood Warning - Kiewa River   Western Australia Thu 04:01 WST: Coastal Wind Warning   Wed 23:11 WST: Severe Weather Warning   Wed 16:55 WST: Sheep Graziers Warning  

Weather Data Sources

Where does our weather information come from?

Elders weather content is provided by Weatherzone and based on content sourced from the following organisations.

  • Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
  • World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
  • Swellnet
  • Customweather
  • European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • US National Weather Service (NWS)
  • Metservice (NZ)
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Global Positioning and Tracking Systems (GPATS)
  • British Navy
  • Ski.com.au
  • Profarmer
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
  • UV data supplied by KNMI/ESA
  • Environment Canada

Much of the weather information used by Weatherzone originates from the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology.

Bureau of Meteorology information is typically combined with other content and information generated by Weatherzone meteorologists to form the data/information used.

Weatherzone also runs the WRF model in-house to produce a completely independent and highly accurate set of forecasts.

Observations, current conditions and climatological information

These data are sourced originally from the Bureau of Meteorology, Metservice NZ, the World Meteorological Organisation and the US National Weather Service. In some cases, Weatherzone applies formulae to the data in order to create additional fields for specific purposes. Examples of these are “wind chill”, “heat stress”, “growing degree days” and so on.

Weather forecasts

Australian weather forecasts supplied by Weatherzone are sourced from Bureau of Meteorology forecasts or created by in-house models. Additional forecasts are provided by overseas providers including Metservice NZ, Customweather and the WMO.

The Bureau of Meteorology also provides marine forecasts, weather warnings and aviation forecasts.

Increasingly, Weatherzone is replacing Bureau of Meteorology forecasts with independent forecasts produced by in-house modelling and meteorologists.

These forecasts are produced by Weatherzone meteorologists using raw information provided by international weather agencies.

River heights and dam levels

These readings are provided variously by the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Natural Resources in New South Wales, Sydney Catchment Authority, Melbourne Water and other local water agencies.

Satellite imagery

All satellite imagery originates from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Weatherzone receives this information via the Bureau of Meteorology.

Weather radar data

All weather radar images provided by Weatherzone originate from the Bureau of Meteorology’s radar network. Raw radar data is delivered to Weatherzone where custom software generates images for web and TV clients.

Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise and sunset times are computed by Weatherzone using formulae that are in the public domain.

Tide times

Tidal times are computed by Weatherzone using hydrographical data originally sourced from the British Navy.

Surf reports and forecasts

Surf forecasts and reports are sourced from Swellnet.

Snow reports

All ski and snow reports provided by Weatherzone are sourced from ski.com.au.

Snow forecasts

Forecasts of snow and alpine conditions and related commentaries are produced by Weatherzone meteorological department. These forecasts are based on data from various sources including the Bureau of Meteorology.

Weather maps and computer generated forecast charts

Weatherzone provides a large range of weather forecast guidance heavily based on computer models. These computer models are run by ECMWF, US National Weather Service and the Bureau of Meteorology.

In most cases these computer generated forecast charts are provided with little or no quality control and should only be used in conjunction with other meteorological guidance.

Regardless of the organisation running the model, all computer forecast models for the Australian region are run using source data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Weather News stories

Stories relating to breaking weather events are produced by weatherzone and also sourced from the ABC.