Byron Bay Weather
ABC Weather Chart
Bureau of Meteorology – The BOM Site
BOM Brisbane Forecast
Elders 7 Day Forcast Byron Bay/Tyagarah
Radar – Grafton 256km
Radar – Brisbane 512km
Weather Article by Norm Sanders
If you want it all in one place and formatted specifically for glider pilots why not use RASP.
Select Qld and see times to see how the day progresses.
Mobile Phone Weather
Flying people may find the access to a free Telstra mobile weather useful.
You can get basically AWIS for hundreds of significant airport around Aust (just written under various headings like wind, temp, QNH, rain, last light, humidity etc) + significant weather places by entering town or postcode. Also there is satellite image, 4 day forecast, local radar (although hard to see), first light, last light (as well as sun up and down) + a bit more in explanations. It basically from weather zone
You can set up for your home site for weather but always change to any other town It is usually updated each 15 min or sometimes a bit more up to 1 hr
To get it, go to Bigpond, then scroll down under “Home” till cursor is on <weather> and click page down thru a map of Aus to <Check Local Weather> and enter in name (in many phones I think there is a glitch where you must scroll down then up again and then you have a cursor to enter name of town)
1st time you will have to confirm the actual town you want (then set as home)
There are many headings to click on.
It is worth a look and it if free Green dot. Also is free written news (pay for TV) + white pages (is very useful)+ whereis etc
May be of use – I realise BOM is better but you need to have a data package for same.
Ian M (Nov 2010)
Since we do tend to use the power of the sun to keep us airborne…
Here is a good chapter about how it all works together:
The whole of section 14 is a really good read “for all that call it lift – and not just turbulence”.
Erich W (Nov 2010)
XC Skies Soaring Forecast Maps & Tools
Plain language Australian AVMET
To translate NAPS (Aviation) met into normal English