Safeguard your enterprise

Weatherzone mining solutions can help you mitigate storm and lightning risks

Are you protecting your mining business from the threat of extreme weather?

Miningzone, by Weatherzone Business, is the only weather tracking and alerting solution purpose-built for the resources sector.

As the climate shifts into unchartered territory, weather events could affect your mine with increasing force.

Miningzone is the proven and trusted turnkey solution –deployed at over 400 mines globally – offering you tailored forecasting and alerting systems to protect your valuable staff and assets.

Weatherzone’s integrated services are intuitive and user-friendly, providing you with the specific weather and blast data needed to gain a complete environmental picture.

You will have access to our lightning and severe weather tracking and alerts, EPA-approved blast dispersion modelling, thunderstorm tracking and high precision and site-specific forecasting, along with comprehensive reporting capacity.

Precise, market-leading data is delivered via multiple platforms including Weatherguard – our easy-to-use app – and can be fully integrated into your operational control or SCADA systems.

The tailored solution to drive your decisions.

Customise your mining weather solutions

You can customise your Miningzone interface with over 30 parameters, so that you, your site and operations teams have immediate access to the specific resources needed, from any device.

Access Real-Time Forecasts

Opticast™ nowcasting and 14-day outlook enables you to confidently manage critical activity windows, maximizing operation time.

Avoid Unnecessary Shutdowns

Automated alerts of lightning strikes within proximity thresholds allow your site and operation personnel to take decisive action when required.

Foresee Blast Outcomes

Our EPA-approved dispersion modelling gives a clear picture of blast outcomes out to 14 days to inform your planning.

Miningzone solutions

Choose the weather solutions you need to deliver precise data and maximise your operational capacity.

Blast Dispersion Modelling

Working with you, always innovating

Ensure your key work schedules are not impacted by severe weather events.

Opticast’s rapid update forecasting delivers high-precision weather insight in real-time and out to 7-14 days, supporting the efficiency of your mining operations. This enables your teams to identify optimal weather windows for critical project or shutdown campaigns.

Blast Dispersion Modelling gives you a scientific, visual understanding of blast events, expected trajectory and pollutant concentrations, allowing you to make informed decisions on when to blast.

Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network and Stormtracker systems provide unparalleled location accuracy. Detecting both intra-cloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground (CG) strikes, alerts are issued based on real-time detection within defined thresholds. This allows operation managers to make quick, confident weather risk decisions and inform staff of procedural action.

Optimise your decision making with precise, real-time data, and mitigate serious risk and cost.

Case study

Australian gold mine discovers the cost benefits of Miningzone alerts.

A major Australian gold mine recently trialled and upgraded to the extensive resources offered by Weatherzone Business.

The gold mine was previously using a single site lightning sensor but, following an incident that severely impacted operations, they questioned its reliability and accuracy.

The business chose to trial Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network in tandem with their existing sensor to compare the response.

As thunderstorms moved through the area, their original single site sensor triggered several “red alerts” and put the mine into a 2-hour shutdown.

By contrast Weatherzone’s network, which accurately detects adverse weather and lightning strike range, showed that the lightning was greater than 30km away and not within the “red alert” zone.

Post-event analysis proved that the single site sensor had been too sensitive, costing time and money. Weatherzone’s alerts were accurate and had the site been actively incorporating the Total Lightning Network for their operations that day, the two hours of mining shutdown would have been avoided.

Latest news

Satisfy your weather obsession with these news headlines from around the nation, and the world.

Tropical Cyclone likely in Coral Sea this week

  A tropical cyclone is likely to track over the Coral Sea this week and may move closer to Australia’s east coast at some stage next week.   The satellite image below show a tropical low sitting over the Solomon Sea on Monday afternoon. This low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday. […]

Massive heatwave to scorch a third of the country

  Our capital cities should dodge the worst of it, but the first heatwave of the 2023/24 summer will affect huge parts of the country this week, having already warmed up parts of WA over the weekend. The pink zone on the map below shows areas that can expect maximum temperatures of 44°C or higher […]

2023 set to be Earth’s warmest year on record

  Global climate records have been shattered in 2023, with temperatures in the atmosphere and ocean at the warmest levels ever observed, according to a new report.  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a provisional State of the Global Climate report on November 30 to coincide with the start of the COP28 United Nations Climate […]

40 million lightning strikes over Australian regions in November

  November 2023 was a prolific month for thunderstorms in Australia, with 40.5 million lightning strikes detected over the Australian region in the last 30 days. Late-spring is typically a stormy time of year in Australia due to an abundance of warm air, moisture and atmospheric instability. But even by these typically stormy standards, November […]