Dataset: Precis forecast – each State in Australia


This record links to Bureau of Meteorology metadata for each State's latest "Precis forecast" information, available through an ftp download.

The Bureau of Meteorology's "Precis forecast" product (per State) contains the latest 7 day forecast, per location across that State, with daily projected values for temperature, rainfall and weather conditions.

Data (7-day precis forecast data, for {{State}}) is available in XML format. (The plain text and html formats were withdrawn in Feb 2016)

Place Names are the same, in the plain text, html and xml format files.

The XML file uses the AAC location code (and location name), rather than the StationID code.
The coordinates related to each AAC code/ location name, in the XML formatted file, are listed in the PointPlaces [IDM00013.*] data files, available from [open the dbf file, using Excel].

Note that the precis forecasts relate to an area surrounding the nominated location, the coordinates of which are intended to be the "centre of town" for that location ( as derived from Geoscience Australia's placename Gazetteer)".

Data content

As well as forecast values [per day, across 7 days] for minimum and maximum temperature, rainfall (range and probability), and a precis of expected weather
conditions, each file contains information on when the file was created, and the timespan that a value applies to.

User /Licence information

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