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Using AWN

AWN is a large site, but finding your way around is easy if you follow this short guide.

  • Use the menu and sub-menus at the top of each screen to go to AWN's main sections.
  • Some pages that don't have the menu bar at the top open in a new window.
  • The main weather pages have a Links to other sites box that leads you to links to hundreds of relevant sites outside AWN.
  • Much of the information does not lend itself to small-screen presentation, and is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or greater. Main forecasts and observations for mobile phones are available here.
Finding what you want
  • Forecasts: Weather warnings and forecasts for all Australia, Bureau 7-day OCF guidance forecasts for up to a week for over 600 locations, and computer model forecasts of rain and more.
  • Current: The weather today and right now. Radar, lightning, satellite images, detailed rainfall maps, and weather readings from all Australian stations. AWN also presents a huge range of synoptic charts covering the whole world but with particular emphasis on Australia.
  • Daily Weather Summaries: Charts, statistics and news stories give the most detailed national weather coverage available in one place for every day back to 1996. Today's is here.
  • Recent & Climate: Rainfall, temperature and more for every Australian station going back to the beginning of weather records. Long-term averages, charts, climate change, El Nino.
  • Severe: Current and past cyclones, floods, droughts, thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, snowstorms, bushfires, gales and high seas.
  • Know-how: How the weather works; observing, analysing and forecasting the weather as well as tech stuff for those keen to expand their weather knowledge.

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