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12:54:16 PM
Hey any body have a GOOD link to a/some online wheather sites that cover climbing areas ie: mount buffalo, mt. arapiles. I'm trying to get wheather for Mt. Buffalo 10 days forcast.

1:51:52 PM

if you know a bit about how weather works then this has all the info you need, but in any case you wont get a 10 day forecast, most accurate forcasts are only for the next 3 days.

Phil Box
5:59:19 PM

Really good forecasts out to about 5 or 6 days. They have been fairly accurate so far. I haven't gotten on to a site that will do as far as 10 days with any sort of accuracy.

7:27:52 PM
I always use which is pretty good
7:45:49 PM is an american site look up 10 day precipitation for australia and newzealqnd where it actually givews rainfall predictions for 0 to 7 days and 8 to 14 days though the 8 to 14 rarely seems to come true one day it will predict 50mm rain then next day nothing

8:20:06 PM
weather can only be accuratly measured for the next 10 hours, predicted for 3 days, guessed for 6 - anything over that is just conjector.

the best you can do is look at the average temperature for the past few years at the place you had in mind, work out what the weather is doing now, then make an educated guess. thats what the meteorologists do.

10:34:26 AM is pretty good to view when rain is coming in. It has details for up to 7 days predictions (pretty good to 3 days) (or I cant remember) has a listing of weather sites accross the world.

The data on is good enough for deciding if rockclimbing is on or off though.
11:12:08 AM
On 6/04/2008 foreverabumbly wrote:
>weather can only be accuratly measured for the next 10 hours, predicted
>for 3 days, guessed for 6 - anything over that is just conjector.
ducated guess. thats what the meteorologists do.

Does anyone know if there is a site that records the predictions for each day so that on that day you can see how accurate the predictions have been? For example it would be great if you could click on yesterday and get the actual details, as well as a list of the predictions made for yesterday over the last week - to see how the predictions changed and how far out they got it about right.

2:50:18 PM
accurate predictions? wow. who could be bothered collating the accuracy info in such a vastly sized, tiny populated country like us?
I personally just stick to i'm not sure how many of these other websites actually have their own meteorologists doing predicting. which private company would bother? what's in it for them? Can anyone confirm whether these other sites have their own dedicated meteorologists? perhaps they just pay the BOM for more accurate info.
i've always considered these other websites as "predict the more pinpoint suburbs by averaging the differences between the two major centres covered by the BOM".
i'm sticking to the bom. (it's the bomb!! ha ha.. ha... ha? *sigh*)

**And in fact, looking at just now i noticed this disclaimer down the bottom: The Weather Co. 2008 Information supplied by The Weather Co. based on data from the Bureau of Meteorology

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