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25 September 2000


Links to local weather information - Merriwa is situated about half-way between Mudgee and Scone, so it is useful to consider forecasts for both Upper Hunter Valley and Central Tablelands weather districts.

Merriwa AWS - Last 72 hours - BOM Officially online 03/09/2007

BOM Merriwa Weather - (Link added Oct'17)

Year to Date Rainfall detail (added link 24/12/2013)
Hunter District Forecast from BOM
Central Tablelands District Forecast from BOM
7 Day BOM forecasts for towns in NSW - just click on the map (includes Scone and Mudgee)
Newcastle Radar (where it is raining now)
(256km LOOP)
Namoi (Gunnedah) weather radar now online  (256km LOOP) New online Sept 13, 2010. BOM media release 

MERRIWA 7 day forecast from OzForecast.com.au.
Rainfall data from BOM FLOODWARNING division. Australia-wide coverage, but this particular link covers NSW Mid North region - Wyong to Coffs Harbour, West to Ulan, Coolah and Boggabri. (New format October 2011)
Current weather data - Hourly Automatic Weather Station reports for the Hunter District - BOM data, Australian Weather News text format 
Current weather data - Hourly Automatic Weather Station reports for the Central Tablelands District - BOM data, Australian Weather News text format
HunterWeather.com - more information than you could poke a stick at

A selection of useful weatherlinks below here with a wider focus
  Volcanic activity *Link added Dec 2011* Fascinating. A hidden factor influencing climate & weather. And the Smithsonian Institution has this site on volcanism which includes this Historical Animation of Modern (Space Age) Volcanic and Seismic Activity *Link added Sept 2017*

NSW Water Information Link updated July 2019 Up to date info on NSW rivers, dams, and all things water.

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Satellite cloud images
Radar images (where it is raining)
Water And The Land  A rural focused BOM website
Climate Kelpie A GRDC sponsored site (new June 2010) for Australian farmers and their advisors.

Various forecast models - possibly the ULTIMATE feast of links if you are mad about forecasts. From Laurier Williams AustralianWeatherNews; includes brief overviews of each linked site.
Essential Energy Storm Tracker
Historical radar images - choose to look at any sequence of images from the previous two weeks of data. Also cloud and lightning. This link has changed (Sept '11) and now requires a free registration for personal access. It is very useful, e.g. you may need to have an idea of where heavy rain fell during the night, etc.
Wunderground (commercial options - free current data for most parts of the world)

  Weatherzone (Australian weather - commercial options)
Elders Weather
  The COLA weathersite (based in Washington D.C., USA)
                                         Six day graphical rainfall forecast for Australia
  Optimal Consensus Forecasts from AWN (Australian 7 day consensus of several computer models) Click here for a VERY technically detailed BOM explanation.
Current weather data - Hourly Automatic Weather Station reports - BOM data, Australian Weather News text format
  Wetterzentrale (German) eight day graphical forecast  
  Solar Activity - Links here to current activity, but delve for more information; A nice dataset from Jan Alvestad (Dutch) ; Big Bear Solar Observatory (USA)
World Weather Satellite Image from Intellicast.com 
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