Next-generation innovation and modelling

Combined with the world’s most trusted data - giving you market-leading solutions

We work with worldwide leaders in precision meteorological data so you can gain actionable insights to optimise your response to the weather.

Weatherzone Business, a DTN company, has been providing weather intelligence and innovative forecasting systems to businesses since 1998.

Our team of meteorologists, scientists and developers continually innovate in-house, creating trusted resources such as Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network, and OpticastTM, as well as sourcing essential data from our industry partners worldwide. We collaborate to bring you comprehensive solutions for your daily weather challenges.
Here are some of the services we provide, and the organisations we work closely with to deliver them to you.

Australian Weather Forecasts
Weatherzone’s forecasts are a collaboration of data sourced from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Weatherzone’s in-house modelling. Weatherzone’s industry-leading forecasting solution Opticast utilises data from our customer’s weather stations, and our own Australia-wide weather station network, in addition to real-time observations provided by the BOM.
Additional forecasting is provided by international partners such as MetService NZ, CustomWeather and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Long-Range Weather Forecasting – 14 day to 12 month forecasts
These forecasts are produced by Weatherzone’s meteorologists using raw data provided by international weather agencies.
These forecasts are produced using a combination of techniques, some in the public domain and others developed by Weatherzone.

River Heights and Dam Levels
These readings are provided by the BOM, Department of Natural Resources in New South Wales, Sydney Catchment Authority, Melbourne Water and other local water agencies.

Air Quality Readings and Forecasts, and Beach Quality Reports
This information for Melbourne and Sydney is provided by the respective Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in each state. We also use the data from IQAir to provide air quality forecasts across Australia.

Satellite Imagery
All satellite imagery originates from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Weatherzone receives this information via the BOM. Weatherzone produces custom weather satellite images for clients.

Weather Radar
All weather radar images provided by Weatherzone originate from the BOM’s radar network. Raw radar information is delivered to Weatherzone where custom software generates images for media clients.
We also offer Oracle – a high-resolution gridded nowcast of rainfall, offering radar-like precision without the range limits of radar. It leverages the rapid-update data from Solcast, our Oracle data partner.

Sunrise and Sunset
Sunrise and sunset times are computed by Weatherzone using formulae that are in the public domain.

Tide Times
Tidal times are computed by Weatherzone using hydrographical data originally sourced from the BOM.

Surf Reports and Forecasts
Surf forecasts and reports are sourced from Swellnet.

Snow Reports
All ski and snow reports provided by Weatherzone are sourced from ski.com.au.

Snow Forecasts
Forecasts of snow and alpine conditions and related commentaries are produced by Weatherzone’s team of meteorologists. These forecasts are based on information from various sources including the BOM.

Solar PV and Irradiance Data
Weatherzone partners with Solcast to offer a complete PV and irradiance data forecasting solution. It utilises real-time satellite imagery provided by Solcast’s fleet, offering cloud nowcasting in 3D.

Weather Maps and Computer-Generated Forecast Charts
Weatherzone provides a large range of weather forecast guidance heavily based on computer models. These computer models are run by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMRWF), US National Weather Service (GFS) and the Bureau of Meteorology (ACCESS). In addition, Weatherzone runs computer models in-house to generate additional forecast guidance for specific applications.
In most cases these computer-generated forecast charts are provided with little or no quality control and should only be used in conjunction with other meteorological intelligence.
Our computer forecast models for the Australian region are initialised with weather data sourced from the BOM and other international agencies.

Agricultural Commodity Information
Information and news relating to agricultural commodities is sourced from ProFarmer.

Weather News Stories
Stories relating to breaking weather events are produced internally.

UV Readings
Daily UV information is sourced from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and European Space Agency (ESA).

Powering smarter weather decisions

Whether you require severe weather alerts, rapid-update forecasting, solar actuals and power generation forecasts, blast dispersion modelling, in-depth consultancy, easily deployed weather stations or any other high-precision meteorological service, we offer a reliable, bespoke solution.
We are there for you: rain, hail or shine.

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.

Your weather needs are as individual as your business, and we collaborate with you to bring ease to your every day. Our teams of meteorologists, engineers and scientists are there, every step of the way, to help you navigate your weather challenges.

Take a load off, let us crunch the numbers and serve it up in an easy-to-navigate package, so that you can concentrate on more pressing tasks.

The brightest minds to help light the way.

Latest news

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

Increasing signs a positive IOD could develop this winter

There are increasing signs that a positive Indian Ocean Dipole could develop this winter, increasing the chance of abnormally dry and warm weather in some parts of Australia over the coming months.  What is the Indian Ocean Dipole?   The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is an index that measures the difference between sea surface temperatures […]

A great week for solar

Much of Australia will not see a drop of rainfall this week, with clear skies expected to increase solar output. The satellite image below shows much of Australia basking in Autumnal sunshine on Monday morning.  Image: Himawari-9 satellite image at 12:20pm AEST on Monday, May 20  The relatively dry week comes as a stubborn high-pressure […]

Subzero temps spread to Qld, NT

It was a chilly one overnight in southeastern Australia as you’d expect in the cold dry air in the wake of a cold front, but freezing temps were also recorded in our two northernmost states. Alice Springs recorded an overnight low of –0.3°C, the first subzero night of the year in the Northern Territory. For […]

Fog blankets Sydney halting ferries

Thick fog crept across Sydney on Friday morning, halting ferry services across the harbour for several hours.  The fog formed in pockets of Sydney’s west around 4am and funnelled into Sydney’s east via the Paramatta river early Friday morning.  The fog that Sydney’s east experienced this morning is called advection fog, where light northwesterly winds […]