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Precise weather data to optimise your port and logistic operations

Do you have industry-leading weather data and alerting to minimise risk for your offshore, port or logistics operations?

Weatherzone Business offers a comprehensive suite of services, refined through years of collaboration with the marine, ports and offshore industries, to optimise the safety and efficiency of your operations.

We work with you to understand your intrinsic operational challenges and customise high-precision forecasting, metocean and aviation services to your exact location and operational scope.

When working offshore, our solutions can underpin planning and safe execution for offshore oil and gas enterprises and wind farms. Our data can support your exploration, development, rig moving, shuttle tanker operations, and production and decommissioning phases. Whether your crews are on-site, being transported to shore, or diving to perform maintenance, we deliver tailored weather risk briefings to ensure you choose the optimal time to proceed.

Weatherzone’s trusted nowcasting and forecasting system, OpticastTM, allows you to rapidly respond to changing conditions offshore, en route and in port. We take your port topography and berth orientation into account, ensuring site-specific forecasts. For offshore oil & gas, wind farms, ports and logistics, we have your weather situational awareness covered, no matter where you are. We deliver real-time severe weather and lightning alerts to your team via your integrated dashboard: Portzone, and our Weatherguard app.

Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network (TLN) ensures you avoid hours of unnecessary downtime by providing the most accurate technology in lightning detection and alerting. Safeguard your teams and assets with lighting and Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs), customised to your existing parameters and delivered in real-time across all devices in your network. You gain full spatial awareness of developing severe weather systems, allowing you to plan ahead and, where needed, execute your shutdown and evacuation procedures.

With extreme conditions slowing production and affecting infrastructure, safety and transport, trust us to deliver Australia’s most precise weather data and tailored insight, giving you decisive confidence when it’s most needed.

Customise your weather data

We have developed Portzone – an interface that is tailored to your site, operations and weather risk, and is currently operational at most major ports and offshore facilities in Australia. Portzone delivers relevant and verified data in easily visualised formats, with tools and insights enabling you to make critical decisions quickly. High definition and easily viewed on phone, tablet, PC and large screen.

Lightning and Severe Weather Alerts

Gain both the awareness of local wind systems that are undetectable on general forecasting models, and the accuracy of our Total Lighting Network detection to <200m, with integrated alerting. Optimise your response to incoming severe weather.

Comprehensive Metocean Data

Validated forecasting and real-time metocean data improve your marine safety and minimise unnecessary downtime. Gain the best visibility of any conditions that could potentially impact your supply chain and operations.

Operational Forecasting

Our operational forecasts give you the foresight to plan effectively. Our data supports the safe and efficient execution of exploration, development, rig moving, production and decommissioning phases of your offshore oil and gas or wind project.

We don’t do status quo

We thrive on challenge, next-generation science and customised service, and are dedicated to helping you stay ahead of the game.

Metocean Services
Our metocean services provide you with:

  • high precision sea/swell forecasts
  • wave/buoy current sensor and tidal post-processing
  • tidal forecasts (including percentage of spring tide)
  • Operational Forecast Systems (marine) with all parameters such as wind.

We customise to your exact requirements, and provide operation forecast summaries based on your marine infrastructure, both on and offshore.

Weatherguard App
Mobile access to areas of interest, forecasts, operational windows and alerting for severe weather and lightning is delivered via our Weatherguard App. Custom built to ensure the effective and timely communication of key data across your team, whether they are on-site, at sea or on shore.

We work to bring you complete situational awareness – offshore, in transit and in the air – so you can mitigate risk and maximise your productivity and profits.

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Latest news

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At last, some snow for hydropower

Much-needed snowfalls are coming to Australia’s alpine region this weekend, good news for the hydropower industry in Australia. We’ve written several times this week about the strong cold airmass with Antarctic origins which is tracking towards southeastern Australia from this weekend onwards. The airmass will linger for an unusually long period, and will be cold enough […]

Sudden stratospheric warming event underway – here’s what it means for Australian weather

A rare sudden stratospheric warming event is beginning to occur above Antarctica, and it may influence Australia’s weather in the coming weeks. The term sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) refers to an abrupt increase in air temperature high above either of Earth’s polar regions, typically on the magnitude of tens of degrees Celsius in a few […]

Ferocious Tasman Low to hit southeast Australia next week

A major polar outbreak in southeastern Australia next week will produce a powerful low pressure system that is likely to bring severe weather to several states. A large pool of cold air that originated over waters near Antarctica will spread across southeastern Australia from this weekend into next week. This polar air mass will cause […]

Snow likely a long way north of the mountains

One thing we haven’t seen so far this winter in Australia – and which we barely saw through the whole of last winter – is snow in areas beyond the alpine regions of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. But snow looks highly possible over a period of several days beginning early next week in places like: […]