DAFWA Weather Station Network

 

 Weather watching in Western Australia just got a whole lot easier....

During July, an extensive network of 40 brand spanking new MEA weather stations rolled out across Western Australia - all thanks to the Department of Agriculture and Food WA and the Royalties for Regions program.

DAFWA Weather StationThe network will cover more than 1,150 kilometres from Geraldton to Esperance and will play a key role in climate research and provide invaluable information during any major bushfire event!

However, the main drive of the network is the desire to help local growers and irrigators make informed decisions about irrigation scheduling; disease monitoring and prediction; and determining spray programs.

It was definitely time to up the ante with it becoming increasingly recognised that gut feel and instinct are no longer enough to make smart on-farm decisions.

Farmers embracing the digital age, now have access to valuable local weather data at their fingers tips for free – they can monitor temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall from their desktop computer or mobile phone!

Big congratulations to DAFWA for the foresight and desire to support growers across WA.

Not a grower?
Well - why not tap into the network to check out the weather at your next rural holiday destination!

 The network now boasts 83 weather stations. Surely there is one near you!!!

Click here to find out.

WA map

Badgingarra Harvey Mingenew Ravensthorpe
Binnu Holt Rock Moora Salmon Gums
Bonnie Rock Jerramungup Morawa Scaddan
Carnarvon Kalannie Mt. Barker South Perth
Chapman Valley Katanning Mt. Buraminya Vasse
Donnybrook Kununurra Mt. Burdett Wanneroo
Dardanup Lake King Mt. Howick Waroona
East Beverley Lancelin East Mullewa Wellstead
Eradu Manjimup Muresk Wickepin
Esperance ManyPeaks Myalup Wickepin East
Floreat Park Medina Newdegate

 Wongan Hills

Frankland Meckering North Northam

Yilgarn South

Gingin West Merredin Pemberton  

 

 


4 comments:

14 September 2012
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BOM/DAFWA's spatial distribution has some room for improvement? So many clusters and so many holes.

- Dylan Hirsch

11 January 2013
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It's an excellent point that you have made Dylan! You will be pleased to know that another 35 stations have just been deployed and a lot of those holes have now been filled! Over 100 weather stations now cover this part of WA!

- MEA

07 August 2013
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I live in the arid zone irrigation area of the Upper South East of South Australia. Has there there been any moves toward weather station clusters in our area in the future??????

- Joe sandford

06 June 2014
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Hi Joe, are you aware of the South East NRM Board Weather Station Network? You can visit it via our website, or directly via http://se-aws.nrmspace.com.au/

- MEA

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