Weather stations

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) network of automatic weather stations throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assist growers and regional communities make more informed decisions. This data includes air temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, with most stations also measuring incoming solar radiation to calculate evaporation.

Improving our observations

The weather stations report to DAFWA’s website every 10 minutes and provide near real time data. Local weather, such as rainfall or frost, can vary widely over short distances. Th weather stations are sited to provide good geographical coverage. Their data is sent to the Bureau of Meteorology for use in weather forecasting and climate studies.

Industry uses this data for time critical agribusiness decision-making. These can range from scheduling irrigation of vegetable crops, through to choosing the right conditions for spraying operations in broad scale crops. The data will also link into tools such as the crop yield estimator Yield Prophet® to provide more robust risk management tools for growers.

How it works

To access the latest climate data and weather information for a particular location, simply click a pin on the map or select a station name from the ‘weather stations’ menu. Note the weather data on this page is unchecked, coming from automated equipment. Faults will be attended to as soon as practicable.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 11:31am