Weather content provided by The Weather Company is based on content sourced from the following organisations.
The Weather Company takes weather information from a variety of sources and provides custom weather packages for websites and television broadcasters. Most of the weather information provided by The Weather Company originates from the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology.
Bureau of Meteorology information is typically combined with other content and information generated by The Weather Company's meteorologists to form a complete package for the client.
Attribution for all the different types of content used by clients of The Weather Company is detailed below.
These data are sourced originally from the Bureau of Meteorology, Metservice NZ, the World Meteorological Organisation and the US National Weather Service. In some cases, The Weather Company applies formulae to the data in order to create additional fields for specific purposes. Examples of these are "wind chill", "heat stress", "growing degree days" and so on.
Weather observations are provided to clients with limited quality control.
Most Australian weather forecasts supplied by The Weather Company are sourced from Bureau of Meteorology forecasts or data. However the forecast coverage provided by the Bureau of Meteorology varies considerably from state to state. To fill obvious gaps, The Weather Company produces additional forecasts internally using qualified meteorologists. Additional forecasts are provided by overseas providers including Metservice NZ, Customweather and the WMO.
The Bureau of Meteorology also provides all marine forecasts, weather warnings and aviation forecasts.
These forecasts are produced by The Weather Company's meteorologists using raw information provided by the Bureau of Meteorology and other international weather agencies.
These forecasts are produced using a combination of techniques, some in the public domain and others developed by The Weather Company.
These readings are provided variously by the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Natural Resources in New South Wales, Sydney Catchment Authority, Melbourne Water and other local water agencies.
This information for Melbourne and Sydney are provided by the respective Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in each state
All satellite imagery originates from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The Weather Company receives this information via the Bureau of Meteorology's downlink where it is geo-referenced and passed onto The Weather Company.
The Weather Company produces custom weather satellite images for clients.
All weather radar images provided by The Weather Company originate from the Bureau of Meteorology's radar network. Raw radar data is delivered to The Weather Company where custom software generates images for web and TV clients.
Realtime lightning strike data is provided by GPATS. GPATS retain the rights to this data. The Weather Company has exclusive rights to provide this information on GPATS's behalf to television broadcasters.
Sunrise and sunset times are computed by The Weather Company using formulae that are in the public domain.
Tidal times are computed by The Weather Company using hydrographical data originally sourced from the British Navy.
Surf forecasts and reports are sourced from Swellnet.
Swell readings for the New South Wales coast are provided by the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory.
All ski and snow reports provided by The Weather Company are sourced from ski.com.au.
Forecasts of snow and alpine conditions and related commentaries are produced by The Weather Company's meteorological department. These forecasts are based on data from various sources including the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Weather Company provides a large range of weather forecast guidance heavily based on computer models. These computer models are run by ECMWF, US National Weather Service and the Bureau of Meteorology. In addition, The Weather Company runs computer models in-house to generate additional forecast guidance for specific applications.
In most cases these computer generated forecast charts and provided with little or no quality control and should only be used in conjunction with other meteorological guidance.
Regardless of the organisation running the model, all computer forecast model for the Australian region are run using source data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Information and News relating to agricultural commodities is sourced from ProFarmer.
Stories relating to breaking weather events are produced internally and also sourced from the ABC.
More information regarding weather packages for television broadcasters can be found here.
More information regarding services for internet sites is here
We also provide basic internet weather services free of charge. More details here.
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