MetEye - your eye on the environment http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
Enter your location
How to use MetEye When you enter MetEye you will see all of the temperatures currently around Australia. On the left hand side you will see a column giving you the options to see LATEST WEATHER • The current temperature (already shown) • Current relative humidity (%) • Rainfall since 9am (mm) • Rainfall in the last 10 minutes (mm) • Wind speed and direction (km/h) • Wind speed and direction (knots) • Current sea surface temperature A little further down is the Overlay section where you can add or subtract; • Latest rain radar • Current tropical cyclones • River conditions • Current cloud cover In the far left bottom corner there is a FORECASTS title, this allows you to choose from the following: • Rainfall forecasts • Temperature forecasts • Storms, snow, fog, frost… • Humidity forecasts When you click on any of these the map will automatically change. Out of the six options you can only choose one at a time and it will show you the current forecasts for this type of weather parameter. On the main screen you can enter your location into the text bar at the top. This will take you to the location you are searching for and show you the forecast for that area. You can also use the +, - to zoom in and out of the map. Norwood has been selected in the following example. When you have zoomed in to your destination and clicked on that point (or selected from location search) a screen like this will come up showing the forecast for the next 7 days. You may also want more detail so you can click on the button which says detail. This will show you the temperature and winds every three hours for the day selected. To see even more another option is to press the button which says ‘’see text views for location’’. If you click on that button you will see an expanded set of information including observations from nearby stations For even more detail check out the ‘Detailed 3-Hourly Forecast’. This process is the same for any of the forecasts, and the latest temperature. Also back on the main screen you can choose to show these different zones, places and objects: • Forecast districts • Marine zones • Roads & railways • Rivers & lakes • Catchments • Wind forecasts • Waves forecasts
Text views for location
Detailed 3 Hourly Forecast
The system is great for a quick overview or if you delve deeper it contains highly detailed information out to 7-days ahead for most states. Queensland will see the system implemented in early 2014 and the Northern Territory in early 2015.