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The AMetA website is presently under re-construction after suffering an unfortunate meltdown. Please excuse the mess!

Prior to the present COVID-19 restrictions we were meeting bi-monthly in a conference room at the Bureau of Meteorology in downtown Adelaide. However, until further notice, AMetA is in HIBERNATION mode … but we are hopeful that an end is in sight!

To maintain virtual contact with our members, we are now producing monthly newsletters, alternating between the traditional Monana series (slightly revamped – comments welcome) and a new series which is mainly directed at people with an interest in personal weather station (PWS) issues, although hopefully of interest to most of our members. These newsletters can be viewed in the (new) Members Area of this website. See the October 2020 edition for our latest thoughts on when we might be able to resume normal operations.

Historical weather update

Mac Benoy, AMetA Citizen Science Team Leader

An item of great interest to AMetA members was presented on page 3 of The Advertiser on Thursday 9th July 2020. It was written by Miles Kemp – read a sample below.

“The discovery of an extensive 150-year-old diary has filled a key gap in Adelaide’s colonial weather history and will (complete) one of the longest continual records in the Southern Hemisphere. The diary contains crucial weather details from 1843 to 1856, including rainfall, temperatures, cloud types and even barometric pressure meticulously recorded in longhand.

AMetA project manager Mac Benoy said the discovery was part of a 15-year search by local volunteers to find colonial Adelaide’s missing weather records.” A comprehensive explanation of how this information is being exploited is now available on pages 2-7 of the October 2020 AMetA Newsletter, which may be viewed here.

Monthly Prizes still to be Won


Write a short article with some reference to weather and you could win your choice of an Arduino or a book published by AMetA.

Press the button below to read the Competition Rules.