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Weather stations

DAFWA's network of automatic weather stations throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assist growers.

This data includes air temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, with most stations also measuring incoming solar radiation to calculate evaporation.

 

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Weather stations

The app draws on live data from more than 170 weather stations from the Kimberley to the South Coast, including five in the metropolitan area.

The weather stations provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assist growers and regional communities make more-informed decisions.

The app uses your phone’s location service to find nearby stations, plus you can see the full list alphabetically. Once selected, a station can be saved as a favourite.

The weather stations report every 10 minutes. Base observations include air temperature, humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, with most stations also measuring soil temperature.

There are also derived variables for agricultural purposes, such as delta-T for spraying decisions, and evapotranspiration for irrigation scheduling. Wind speeds and direction are shown for the most recent minute, as well as and an average for the past 10 minutes. Chill hours and Richardson chill units monitor accumulated winter chilling for horticultural crops.

Features

  • Over 170 weather stations
  • Weather data updated every 10 minutes
  • Personalise with your favourite stations
  • Find nearby stations to your current location.
  • Each typical station provides over 20 measurements.
  • View map of latest weather observations.
  • View graphs of recent and past weather.
  • Statistics of recent and past weather (i.e. averages, totals, minimums / maximums)
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