Weather Forecasting - it's the BoM! @ RiAus

Weather Forecasting - it's the BoM! @ RiAus

The systems behind weather forecasting have changed enormously with the introduction of many new technologies but we still produce forecasts similar to those at the start of the 20th century. South Australia is on the verge of a new breakthrough which will bring forecasts into the 21st century.

Forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have recently undergone training in the Next Generation Forecast and Warning System (NexGenFWS). The new system allows meteorologists to produce forecasts for temperature, rains, winds, humidity and more, and will include graphical, map-based representations. Probability forecasting will also be introduced with the new system.

Join Network Ten’s Jane Reilly, and experts from the BoM, Paul Lainio and Duncan Tippins, who will discuss the new highs for predicting South Australia’s weather. If you can't join the event in person it will be streamed live.

Free, but booking required. Visit the RiAus website for more details and to book.