13 Sep

MetEye on the sky: Using the forecasting tool

The Bureau of Meteorology The Bureau of Meteorology’s MetEye is an interactive forecasting…

The Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology’s MetEye is an interactive forecasting tool that allows Australians to view detailed seven-day weather forecasts anywhere and at any time.  

Using MetEye

MetEye is a graphical forecasting tool that brings together seven-day forecasts, satellite and radar imagery and near real time information on temperature, rainfall, cloud cover, humidity and wind speed.

MetEye allows people to view the data behind the general weather forecasts in greater detail. The forecast maps are created by the Bureau’s meteorologists who use sophisticated tools and techniques to refine forecasts for local conditions.

As well as simple overviews of the day’s forecast, you can ‘pick and choose’ from a host of detailed meteorological data – from three-hourly temperature and rainfall parameters, to wind, humidity, significant weather events, and nautical features such as wave heights and sea surface temperatures.

When you enter MetEye you’ll see a map of all the current temperatures and latest rain radar activity around Australia which you can zoom in on to get a clearer view. On the left side of the screen is the Latest Weather tab with options to see different weather measures, including:

Current temperature; Current relative humidity; Rainfall since 9.00am; Rainfall in the last ten minutes; Wind speed and direction; and Current sea surface temperature.

Below these options is the Overlay section where you can also turn on or off information layers such as the latest rain radar, tropical cyclone tracks (when a cyclone is active), river conditions and current cloud cover.

One the left side of the screen you’ll also find the Forecasts tab with options to see different forecast measures on the map, including:

Rainfall forecasts; Temperature forecasts; storms, snow, fog, frost forecasts; Humidity forecasts; Wind forecasts; and Waves … Continue reading MetEye on the sky: Using the forecasting tool

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