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Precis forecast – New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

The Bureau of Meteorology's "Precis forecast - NSW and ACT" product contains the latest 7 day forecast, per location across NSW/ ACT, with daily projected values for temperature, rainfall and weather conditions.

Data ( 7-day precis forecast data, for New South Australia and the A.C.T. ) is available in XML format. (The plain text and html formats were withdrawn in Feb 2016)

Place Names were the same, in the plain text, html and xml format files.

The XML file uses the AAC location code (and location name), rather than the StationID code. The coordinates related to each AAC code/ location name, in the XML formatted file, are listed in the PointPlaces [IDM00013.*] data files, available from ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/home/adfd/spatial/IDM00013.dbf [open the dbf file, using Excel].

Note that the precis forecasts relate to an area surrounding the nominated location, the coordinates of which are intended to be the "centre of town" for that location ( as derived from Geoscience Australia's placename Gazetteer)".

Data content

As well as forecast values [per day, across 7 days] for minimum and maximum temperature, rainfall (range and probability), and a precis of expected weather conditions, the dataset (latest forecast only) also contains information on when the file was created, and the timespan that a value applies to.

Please read the User information section below, before using this product.

User information

  • The Bureau does not guarantee the availability of information on the ftp site.
  • Please read how to access the Bureau ftp site and its structure.
  • The Service Announcements page details changes to Bureau services.
  • Use of data should be in accordance with the copyright notice and disclaimer.

Secondary distribution of Bureau of Meteorology information currently freely available on the Bureau website and ftp site requires formal permission. Correct attribution of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as the source of Bureau information is an important component of any secondary distribution permission that may be granted. Where Bureau information is to be used on a website, permission for use of that information should be applied for by the website owner.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Precis forecast – New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status active
Update Frequency daily
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/a8befba3-eef7-4a96-9918-b83ccd61572b
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2016-10-28
Contact Point
Bureau of Meteorology
Temporal Coverage Current
Geospatial Coverage New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bureau of Meteorology
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