Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA)

New Forecast Products - Feedback Forums

This five year (2017-2022) national project is undertaking research and forecast product development to deliver a state-of-the-art forecasting service for extreme climate events. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is conducting research to deliver forecasts of the likelihood of climate extremes on multi-week and seasonal timescales – beyond the traditional seven-day weather forecast.

Following is a short video demonstrating the current state of development of the operational web page for FWFA Products 1 and 2, namely: These products will appear on the Bureau's Climate Outlooks page in 2021.

This Feedback Forum webpage is to help fine-tune the development of these products.

Accompanying the video is a short slide pack (PowerPoint presentation) providing a brief background and description of the products and their current features. The BoM has provided points for discussion within the slide pack and these are reproduced as subjects in the Forum threads below. In addition, you can create other subjects by clicking on the "Start a New Topic" button

To navigate this page please click on the links below. We recommend this be done sequentially.
  1. Go to video
  2. Go to PowerPoint slidepack
  3. Go to extremes products feedback forums

1. FWFA Products Demonstration Video

2. FWFA BoM New Products Slidepack

FWFA - New Forecast Products Slidepack - PDF

Click on image to open pdf version in a new window.

Note when viewing the slides:
Product 1 will be available as an interactive (zoomable and clickable) map and Product 2 will be displayed as a popup.
Remarks in yellow with the heading Points for discussion On slides 4, 6 and 7 have been transferred to Forum topics below.

3. FWFA Extremes Products - Feedback Forums

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program in partnership with rural Research and Development Corporations, commercial companies, state departments and universities. Meat &Livestock Australia (MLA) is responsible for the overall management of the project.