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  WEATHER DEFINITIONS  
Glossary of Meteorology   Bureau of Meteorology
BOM (AUS government)
 
   
 
   
  NATIONAL WEATHER  
Bureau of Meteorology - Home Page  Capital city daily forecasts, BOM Index BOM (AUS government)
Current Satellite Animation of Australian Weather Select "Colour Infrared Loop" BOM (AUS government)
Current Radar Images - Individual Cities and Regions Click city. Select radar image radius from 64-512km. Tick "weather observations" to see current real-time wind and rainfall readings. BOM (AUS government)
All Forecasts - State by State    BOM (AUS government)
7-day Forecast - Australia  (by WEATHERZONE) Good clear explanations and colour. Click maps for larger size.

Especially good view of current JETSTREAMS
(see white arrow on maps)
Weatherzone.com.au
7-day Forecast - Victoria - Town by town    BOM (AUS government)
10-Day Precipitation Outlook for Australia   BOM (AUS government)
      
  TOWN-BY-TOWN WEATHER OBSERVATIONS 
  For daily, monthly and annual weather observations, select your town in the index of each state:
  
  VIC   NSW   QLD    SA   WA   TAS   NT        
     
  NATIONAL WEATHER   ---    DETAILED TECHNICAL CHARTS    
AUSTRALIA - 5 day forecast - Air Pressure and Rainfall     
GLOBAL - 5 day forecast - Air Pressure and Rainfall     
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE - 5 day forecast - Air Pressure and Rainfall     
Recent SOI Values (Southern Oscillation Index)   QLD government
Current MJO Chart (Madden Julian Oscillation)   BOM (AUS government)

      
  CENTRAL VICTORIAN WEATHER    
         
ABC Victorian Weather   ABC (AUS government)
Victoria - Town by town - 7 day Forecast   BOM (AUS government)
BOM Daily Rainfall Bulletin - VIC   BOM (Aus Government)
Bendigo, Vic - Daily Weather Observations   BOM (Aus Government)
       

  COSMIC AND PLANETARY INFLUENCES
 
 
Where is
THE SUN or
THE MOON right now?
Shows view of the Earth from the Sun or Moon's current position.  (Select the button for either Sun or Moon)

THE  MOON BEING OVERHEAD INCREASES THE CHANCE OF RAIN DUE TO THE LUNAR ATMOSPHERIC TIDE EFFECT.
Current positions of Planets       "SolarSystem Live" website shows Current positions of Planets
  or for any time in history or the future.


(Recommended that you select "Equal" in the Orbit section for clearest view. For the key to the planetary symbols see here.)
 
 
  Space Weather - Sunspot Count
Daily monitoring of current sunspot activity counts.
Click image at right for current full screen image.
 
NASA predictive chart of sunspot activity
Monthly update of sunspot predictions.
Click image at right for current full screen image.

 

     
     

  GLOBAL CLIMATE DATA    
 
"Climate 4  You" - Latest Scientific Data An excellent compilation of the latest scientific measurements :

      - global air and ocean temperatures
      - Sea ice coverage  (GOOD GRAPH SHOWING GLOBAL ICE)
      - Snow cover
      - Sunspots
      - Greenhouse gases


Data from various agencies, compiled by Danish academic Ole Humlum
Global Average Temperatures --  (Lower Atmosphere - UAH Satellite) The best dataset for "untampered" measurements of global temperature. Compiled from satellite data.

Dr Roy Spencer, University of Alabama.
Official "Global Average Temperatures"
from IPCC source (incl. HadCRUT4 dataset)
WARNING: Contains homogenised "tampered" data.

This is the latest "official" global temperature dataset (including cumulative average for current year), as used by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Scroll down to select your preferred dataset.

Shortcut to graph of global average temperatures

Shortcut to HadCRUT3 Global Average Temp data file (shows monthly average with annual average in right hand column ... 1850-present)
 


Hadley Centre of the Met Office (UK) in conjunction with NASA
Global "Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies" (SSTA) Historical and current data. Click image at right for data index.

Shows current state of "The Chinese Effect" and "El Nino"

Scroll to most recent month and week. Select "FULL GLOBAL"


NOAA - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration -  (US Dept of Commerce)
 

   
  WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:
  
 NOTE: There are many water corporations and water management agencies.
Below are just a few relevant to Central Victoria.

Coliban Water - Reservoir Levels    A Water Corporation
estab. by VIC  Govt -
area includes Central Victoria
   
Goulburn-Murray Water - Reservoir Levels    A Water Corporation
estab. by VIC Govt -
area includes Central Victoria
      
Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Includes regular national
"Drought Updates"
covering national water security and strategies.
Authority established by AUS Govt 
MDBA - Service Area    
        
   
    

 
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