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Encyclopedia > Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)

The Bureau of Meteorology is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas. It was established in 1906 under the Meteorology Act, and brought together the state meteorological services that existed before then. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ...


The Bureau of Meteorology is now the main provider of weather forecasts, warnings and observations to the Australian public. Its Head Office is in Melbourne, which includes the Bureau's Research Centre, the National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre and the National Climate Centre, as well as Hydrology and Satellite sections. BBCs Alex Deakin presenting a weather report. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


Regional offices are located in each state and territory capital. Each Regional Office includes a Regional Forecasting Centre and a Flood Warning Centre, and the Perth, Darwin and Brisbane offices also house Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres. The Adelaide office also incorporates the National Tidal Centre and the Darwin office the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre. Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. ... Darwin is the territorial capital and the most populous city of Australias Northern Territory. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of just under 2. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ...


The Bureau maintains a network of field offices across the continent, on neighboring islands and in Antarctica. There is also a network of some 500 paid cooperative observers and approximately 6000 voluntary rainfall observers.


See also

The Weather Company is the main provider of weather services to Australian television stations and weather-related websites. ...

External links

  • Bureau of Meteorology main page

 
 

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