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. These new weather stations are sited to fill gaps between existing stations to provide good geographical coverage. The weather station data is sent to the Bureau of Meteorology weather services and website as part of national climate data sharing arrangements.
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.