Interpreting Data

How do I read the computer models?
The website provides a comprehensive selection of computer forecast models. These models are run on supercomputers using complex sets of equations and ...
Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 at 11:17 AM
What do pressure charts show?
Pressure charts, also known as synoptic charts, show the movement of high and low pressure systems across the country. The solid white lines are called...
Fri, 5 Sep, 2014 at 6:41 AM
What are the different Synoptic charts?
There are two types of synoptic charts on the website. There is one analysis chart and six forecast charts. Analysis Chart The analysis chart repres...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 10:58 PM
How do I interpret the symbols used on the Synoptic charts?
There are three main symbols used on the synoptic charts. The first is the pressure labels. High pressure centres are marked with an red 'H' ...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 11:00 PM
What does the temperature chart show?
The temperature chart shows the forecast minimum and maximum temperatures for all the major cities along with a forecast icon. The contour lines relate ...
Fri, 5 Sep, 2014 at 1:48 PM
What do the sea temperature charts show?
The sea temperature charts show sea surface temperature anomalies for both the Australian region and the entire world. That is, it shows how far above ...
Sun, 28 Sep, 2014 at 9:39 AM
What does the lightning chart show?
The lightning chart shows cloud-to-ground lightning strikes that have occurred in the last three hours. Those strikes marked white have occurred most r...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 10:58 PM
What do wind charts show?
In the computer models section, there are forecast wind charts available at a whole variety of resolutions and height levels. These charts are showing t...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 10:59 PM
What is the difference between a forecast rain chart and the rainfall radar chart?
The forecast rain charts are manually prepared charts, which show the probability of rain occurring around the country on any particular day. They are b...
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014 at 11:11 AM
What do the different warning systems mean?
The website lists all current warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. Warnings fall into a number of different categories. The first, and most co...
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 at 6:02 AM