Short Range - Time Series
Complex weather information distilled into clear graphics
The time series are graphically displayed on an interactive extranet application. In addition, the forecast information can be downloaded in the form of a csv file for analysis.
The high time-resolution of these forecasts would allow the user to see the likely shape of the temperature/wind curve on a day-by-day basis. This information is key to dealing with common situations of sea-breezes, cool changes, and early or late maximums. The rapid updates minimise short-term divergence between forecast and actual conditions, which would provide operators with confidence as anomalous conditions develop.
As OpticastTM uses real time correction, it is available for all sites in Australia that provides or can provide its own observations.The strengths of OpticastTM lies in its ability to adjust to the conditions of a rapidly changing atmosphere. It for example will pick up on a cool change (that has sped up) straight away and adjust the forecast as necessary. OpticastTM will provide timely information for all parameters and also delivers warning tools that highlight when certain weather thresholds are met or exceeded.