Monday 22nd Oct, 2018

New weather data services available to mariners


WAYS of getting simple and easy to use weather information have been explained at the NAV18 symposium on the Gold Coast.

Bureau of Meterology marine weather services manager Lucie Blom told the gathering about Marine Weather Services (Marine Lite).

Ms Blom described the concept as a “double act service” providing both forecasts and warnings in a text format.

“We are very soon adding charts to this service as well,” Ms Blom said.

“Again it will be a ‘data lite’ version of e-charts.”

Ms Blom also mentioned a training course to businesses likely to be affected by the weather and “might be interested in learning more about meteorology”.

The courses are available in all capital cities.

More information can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Meteorology.

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