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Favourite Weather Websites

Postby Leaf T » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:33 am

I thought it might be both useful and interesting to mention some of the websites you use for planning rides and cycling in general.
Obviously the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) website http://www.bom.gov.au/?ref=logo is excellent with it's wealth of information. A family member is getting into sailing and mentioned Nullschool which looks like it would be useful for cycling but I'm yet to have a proper look.
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 55,-37.929

Some others that may be of use......
http://bom-wow.metoffice.gov.uk/?timePo ... ilterTags=

http://www.windfinder.com/windstatistics/nullarbor

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/?loc=AUS_FA001

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/vic/melbourne/melbourne

http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/wind/index.shtml

http://www.melbournepollen.com.au/index.php/forecast

Any other suggestions that have not been mentioned that you use or are simply interesting?

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby RonK » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:35 pm

What? No mention of willyweather or the willyweather app? :)
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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby Leaf T » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:08 pm

I forgot about Willyweather Thanks.

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:20 pm

RonK wrote:What? No mention of willyweather or the willyweather app? :)


+ 1 This is my go to app on my Android tablet and phone. Just wish it was an Android Wear compatible as well.
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Postby Tim » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:48 pm

BOM radar with 128km, 256km, 512km and National zoom levels.
Add the weather stations current observations overlay; Temp, Wind strength and direction, Rainfall since 9.00am, Humidity and that"s all I need to know.
Oh yes, the local and district forecast pages too.
Also, synoptic chart, current and 4 day forecast.
I'm a weather obsessive. Check on the computer at least half a dozen times a day. If it starts raining I check the radar page just to make sure it really is. :?
I get really cranky if anyone talks and interrupts the ABC radio hourly forecast or the 7.25 PM evening News/Weather.
I double check that the ABC forecast corresponds with the BOM forecast, hopeless. :D The highpoints of my day are the morning ABC live-cross to the local RAAF Base BOM weather man and then the talk with the Melbourne BOM weather man at 12.30 PM. Sad.
I hate it if the other Apps differ from the BOM. Better for my mental health if I don't look at the other sites/apps. :D
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Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:00 pm

+1 for BOM rain radar, and the Weatherzone app, on phone and iPad.
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Postby RonK » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:31 pm

Never been a fan of the Weatherzone app's busy graphics, and the radar graphic is terrible.

Pocket Weather app is much easier on the eye.
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Postby kb » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:35 pm

http://www.yr.no/place/Australia/Victor ... eogram.png

Generally a touch more optimistic than BoM. I find the average between the Norwegians and the MetEye about right but MetEye is finer grained in location (matters with wind and rain) and projects further into future.

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http://www.yr.no/place/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/avansert_meteogram.png
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Postby Leaf T » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:01 am

Tim that's tragic :lol: I have to disagree with the ABC tv news weather guy though. Often he seems totally wrong for my area. Either that or Coburg has some weird geographical stuff affecting it compared to the city.

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Postby GJ_Coop » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:21 pm

kb wrote:http://www.yr.no/place/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/avansert_meteogram.png

Generally a touch more optimistic than BoM. I find the average between the Norwegians and the MetEye about right but MetEye is finer grained in location (matters with wind and rain) and projects further into future.


I'm in NZ now but I am perplexed why those Norwegians can predict our weather considerably more accurately than the locals.

They can give 10 day forecasts for the most obscure locations, like tiny mountain huts, basically any locality that has a name.

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Postby Warin » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:49 pm

GJ_Coop wrote:I'm in NZ now but I am perplexed why those Norwegians can predict our weather considerably more accurately than the locals.


All done with computer models. Some of the predictions use several models - compare the results and give you that information too ...

And "All forecasts degrade the further into the future they are made, and with current science and technology forecasts are likely to be good up to 4 days, fair between 5 and 7 days, and poor beyond 7 days regardless of who is making them. "

Norwegians " site is useful because it gives forecasts from the respected European ECMWF model with further processing by met.no. It also gives them for over 8 million places in the world. In the menu, Hour by hour gives a graph and table for the next two days while Long term goes in less detail out to 9 days."

Weatherspark.com "you can choose between forecasts from met.no (i.e. yr.no), which are based on the ECMWF, or World Weather Online, which uses its own proprietary systems."

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Postby alanm » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:30 pm

I use world weather at my location .com, I access it by sticking my head out of the tent, :lol:

I also like http://www.metvuw.com/ for the wind.

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Postby Farmer Elvis » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:42 pm

Ihttp://www.australianweathernews.com/OCF/OCF_051.HTM
For us this one works well, it gets all the models and weights them to how accurate they have been recently. So it's to be read as say 20% of models are predicting 10mm of rain. Not that their is a 20% chance of 10mm. Obviously the more models predicting the more likely it'll rain. yr is the other common one used by us, accurate with rain hopeless with temperatures. Willy weather is better for wind than rain, yr can be good for wind but is in metres per second

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby WarrenH » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:06 am

River Flows - NSW

Water Info NSW provides real time data of river and stream flows ... http://realtimedata.water.nsw.gov.au/water.stm

I've been stopped by swollen streams, several times unable to retreat or go forward. In the Winter of 2014, I spent nearly three weeks in the Western Blue Mountains held up when the Waiborough, Abercrombie, Tarlo and Kiala flooded, twice in rapid succession. The Murrumbidgee and the Goodradigbee have a habit of flooding frequently, damaging roads and bridges, in my neck of the bush.

Back-road and off-road tourers who see many low level and wet crossings, particularly on the Bicentennial National Trail, where there are over a hundred wet crossings in NSW and the ACT, should check this site when the weather goes pear-shaped.

The bridge over Gooramon Ponds Creek in the NW of the ACT on the BNT, knows the power of what's normally a little creek.

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A few years ago I was headed to The Rock. The Rock is 35 klicks South of Wagga. On my first attempt Bradleys Creek flooded and on the second attempt the Murrumbidgee flooded to a record height of 9.6m above normal stream flow.

Don't follow the white line.

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Flood waters have no respect for tarmac.

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby Warin » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:51 am

While real time data is usefull for those there and with access to the data ...

for those planing, or even trying to see when a waterway will go down then the predictive data is more usefull. austweathernews is my goto site for deciding on when to leave.
index to 8 day forecasts - select area from map. http://www.australianweathernews.com/si ... _OCF.shtml He use to do a 15 day forecast but too many took it to be more reliable than it was.

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:13 pm

Warin wrote:for those planing, or even trying to see when a waterway will go down then the predictive data is more usefull. austweathernews is my goto site for deciding on when to leave.
index to 8 day forecasts - select area from map. http://www.australianweathernews.com/si ... _OCF.shtml He use to do a 15 day forecast but too many took it to be more reliable than it was.


Thanks for sharing. Looks like a handy website.
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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby Sparx » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:21 pm

I'm a weather nut! I check at least 3-4 weather apps and sites daily.

One of my favourite at the moment is Wunderground.com.

I really like the 10 weather graph, it's a really good visual representation of when it's going to rain (e.g. later in the day vs. early morning).

The app is OK too and has the same graphical information.

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby Leaf T » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:46 am

Just came across this website for averages which is worth a look.

https://weather-and-climate.com/

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby game » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:05 pm

Hi guys
I would be in GOR next July. I will start my trip from Italy (with a fligh eh eh :lol: )

I'll probably land in Melbourne and then I'll go to GOR to Adelaide. Do you think it may be too cold? It's the first time I visit Australia, I have to make photos and videos and I need some tips on places to visit. I can move even in a different zone. Some people tell me to go to Brisbane for better weather condition. I have not yet bought the tickets. Can you help me? thank you

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Re: Favourite Weather Websites

Postby rooftop » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:24 pm

game wrote:Hi guys
I would be in GOR next July. I will start my trip from Italy (with a fligh eh eh :lol: )

I'll probably land in Melbourne and then I'll go to GOR to Adelaide. Do you think it may be too cold? It's the first time I visit Australia, I have to make photos and videos and I need some tips on places to visit. I can move even in a different zone. Some people tell me to go to Brisbane for better weather condition. I have not yet bought the tickets. Can you help me? thank you


The GOR will be pretty cold and wet in July (average temps are 7 - 13 C and it rains ~ 14 days on average). It can also get pretty windy. Having said that we are having a pretty mild winter so far :).

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