ABC Article

This ABC News article describing the recent marine "heatwave" may be of interest to TasFish Readers.

Heatwave Data

MetEye – Bureau stakeholder user trial – we need you!

Later this year the Bureau of Meteorology will release its new forecast viewer, called Meteye. But before we do we’d appreciate it if you and your friends or colleagues would trial it and give us your feedback.

Simply go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ and enter

Username = meteye

Password = experimental

Your feedback will help us finalise the webpages for general release in the coming months.

View the PDF here

Bureau of Meteorology

Dear Tasmanian Mariner - in the recent newsletter I indicated that brochures on the new forecast system would be available soon. You can now access these brochures and information on the new system at
http://www.bom.gov.au/NexGenFWS/index.shtml
Regards - Mal

Weather Website

A new web site for weather forecasts is  available.

Here is the address :  yo.no This will show the weather for Miena.

It provides a 3 day forecast and observations.

Use of the Tabs will give longer forecasts maps and statistics.

Better weather forecasting

I had the great opportunity to listen to a talk by a weather forecaster last week. My mate in Melbourne calls them weather guessers, and of course the forecasters always cop a serve when weather isn't as predicted. But as explained though Tasmania is one of the harder places to predict. Hill, mountains, inlets and geographical forms can turn a predicted prevailing northerly breeze on top of a hill into a variable or light southerly at the base.