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NSW/ACT Sun 02:38 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Sat 22:00 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Sat 17:16 EST: Flood Warning - Belubula River   Sat 10:25 EST: Flood Warning - Bogan River   Sat 09:58 EST: Flood Warning - MacQuarie River   Sat 08:54 EST: Flood Warning - Lachlan River   Queensland Sat 11:08 EST: Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck   Fri 13:52 EST: Flood Warning - Fitzroy River   Fri 10:33 EST: Flood Warning - Diamantina River   Fri 08:13 EST: Flood Warning - Burdekin River   South Australia Sat 22:57 CST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Sat 22:00 CST: Coastal Wind Warning   Tasmania Sat 22:15 EST: Bushwalking Alert   Sat 22:15 EST: Road Weather Alert   Sat 22:15 EST: Sheep Graziers Warning   Sat 22:03 EST: Coastal Wind Warning   Sat 19:29 EST: Flood Warning - South Esk   Sat 16:35 EST: Flood Warning - Derwent River   Sat 16:01 EST: Flood Warning - North Esk River   Sat 15:56 EST: Flood Warning - Macquarie   Sat 15:30 EST: Flood Warning - Meander River   Sat 08:43 EST: Flood Warning - Jordan River   Victoria Sat 22:00 EST: Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning   Sat 20:25 EST: Flood Warning - Mitchell River   Sat 17:53 EST: Flood Warning - Murray River upstream of Hume Weir   Sat 17:36 EST: Flood Warning - Kiewa River   Sat 17:12 EST: Flood Warning - King River   Sat 16:50 EST: Flood Warning - Goulburn River   Sat 16:44 EST: Flood Warning - Macalister River   Sat 16:00 EST: Flood warning for Seven Creeks / Castle Creek   Sat 12:23 EST: Flood Advice - North East Victoria   Sat 10:04 EST: Flood Warning - Mitta Mitta River   Sat 05:51 EST: Flood Warning - Westernport   Western Australia Sat 22:00 WST: Coastal Wind 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.