Weather forecasting – it’s the BoM!
Forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) recently underwent training in the Next Generation Forecast and Warning System (NexGenFWS). The new system allows meteorologists to produce forecasts for temperature, rains, winds, humidity and more, and will include graphical, map-based representations. Probability forecasting will also be introduced with the new system.
Our host, Network Ten’s Jane Reilly, and experts from the BoM—Paul Lainio and Duncan Tippins—discussed the new highs for predicting SA’s weather.
The systems behind weather forecasting have changed enormously with the introduction of many new technologies but we still produce forecasts similar to those at the start of the 20th century. SA is on the verge of a new breakthrough which will bring forecasts into the 21st century.