Delivering crucial services for forestry and emergency

Access industry-leading alerting, weather intelligence and historical reporting

Do you have precision weather data and alerts to underpin your critical decisions, buying you time?

Working in often severe conditions in the high-risk fields of forestry and emergency, our consolidated weather services can ensure full situational awareness for you and your team.

Weatherzone Business serves the forestry and emergency sectors, delivering trusted weather data and severe weather alerting to maintain safety, protect your assets and underpin your planning.

Weatherzone’s trusted nowcasting and forecasting system, OpticastTM, is independently proven to outperform other industry models, allowing you to respond rapidly to changing conditions. Opticast can ingest data from your on-site weather observation equipment, ensuring your forecast is customised to your local microclimate. From nowcasting and 14 day forecasting to seasonal outlooks, you have powerful, hyper-local weather alerting and intelligence, giving you decisive confidence when it’s most needed.

With lightning a prominent cause of forest fires throughout Australia, Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network offers real-time detection and unsurpassed accuracy of lightning strikes to <200m. Based on a vast sensor network, both intra-cloud and cloud-to-ground strikes are located, ensuring you are alerted when severe weather is building and threatening your teams, assets and infrastructure. When volatile conditions increase the ferocity of fire it’s imperative you have lead-time to enact safety plans, keeping your people out of harm’s way.

Your weather intelligence is accessible across all devices in your network via our Weatherguard App, and your customisable interface.

We are there for you when you need us the most – 24/7, 365 days a year.

Customise your weather data

Your weather data is customisable and delivered via an easy-to-visualise interface. You will have access to comprehensive intelligence including:

• tools to enable bushfire spread prediction

• thunderstorm climatology to evaluate long-term lightning risk

• bushfire and flood alerting

• post-event reports

• severe weather nowcasting and forecasting

• 14 day outlooks

• fire and flood emergency advice and much more.

Severe Weather and Lightning Alerts

Set your alerts to your existing parameters and gain the lead-time needed to protect your people and assets, without risking costly and unnecessary operational shutdowns.

Customisable Weather Data

Choose the intelligence that is most relevant to your operations, to ensure you have easily visualised, full situational awareness when you need it the most.

Critical Decisions Made Easy

All data is site-specific and available in real time, so you are aware of unfolding events, and able to formulate decisions quickly, based on a clear picture of the threat.

How can we serve you?

7-Day Tropical Cyclone Services

Gain complete situational awareness

Reinforce your prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR) efforts with our tailored services.

Prevention: utilise our seasonal outlooks and daily forecasting to identify and implement prevention measures. Understand the climate risks. Calculate when to plant and harvest, and schedule clean-ups.

Preparedness: gain an understanding of bushfire risk in the days, weeks and months leading up to the season. Use Weatherzone’s seasonal outlooks and 14 day forecasting to plan training, equipment maintenance and back burning operations.

Response: we deliver fire danger forecasts and provide nowcasting and forecasting of severe weather events, including thunderstorm/lightning detection and alerting, to give you full situational awareness of the emergency events likely to impact your operations.

Recovery: assess the risk that weather poses on post-event recovery and rebuild processes. Utilise post-event reports to process insurance claims and perform detailed analysis on operational response.

We work to bring you full situational awareness so you can mitigate risk and maximise your productivity and planning.

The brightest minds to help light the way.

Latest news

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Rainfall to soak some parched areas of WA

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Tassie snow, Melbourne temps go low

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Australia’s tropical cyclone season coming to an end

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