AMetA

Welcome to the Australian Meteorological Association Inc.

Prior to the present COVID-19 restrictions we were meeting bi-monthly in a conference room at the Bureau of Meteorology in downtown Adelaide. Until recently, AMetA had been in HIBERNATION mode, but the end is now in sight!

Our first meeting since the hibernation was held on Tuesday 16th February 2021 at St Savior’s Anglican Church, Glen Osmond. For more details, refer to the back page of the February 2021 Monana . Please note that current Covid rules dictate the that number of attendees is limited, so “tickets” are necessary – these are free, and need to be booked through eventbrite.com. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 20th April, at a venue yet to be confirmed.

To maintain virtual contact with our members during our hibernation, we began producing monthly newsletters, alternating between the traditional Monana series and a new series which are mainly directed at people with an interest in personal weather station (PWS) issues, although hopefully of interest to most of our members. Both series of newsletters have been visible in the Members Area of this website.


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?

  • TIME IS RUNNING OUT SO ENTER SOONstrictly speaking, time has run out! But a late entry might be considered.

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.