The Weather Chaser Subscriptions

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Plan Comparison

Public
Registered
Personal*
Pro
Pricing - Monthly $0 $0 $8/mo $49/mo
Pricing - Annual $0 $0 $80/yr $490/yr
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Live Weather Map Interval 10 minute 10 minute 5 minute 5 minute
Latest BoM Forecasts
Radar Imagery (Web SD & HD) Last 2 hours Last 8 hours Last 2 days All
Local Radar Intensity Graph (SD)
Radar Intensity Filter (SD)
Radar Intensity Histogram (SD)
View Daily Observations 3 weeks All All All
View Observations (10/15m) Last day last 3 days Last week All
Download Daily Observations All
Purchase Observations (10/15m)
Automatic live data update
Save Options
Business/Government use
Purcahse Radar Data Packs
* Note : Personal subscriptions are not to be used for any business or governmental purposes.
If you are using this site for work purposes, you must use a Pro subscription.
Subscription prices are per-user in Australian Dollars (AUD), and inclusive of GST.
Please Contact Us with any queries.

On Demand Products

Currently we provide two types of on demand products. A zip file containing data relating to a radar sequence and a web page with data download for observations from a particular location and time

Radar

Prices are for a single radar/station location/range. Discounts are available for high volumes for longer term sets of data
You can download a sample export from the Sydney 256km radar in March 2022 here to see exactly what is included. Note that timestamps on the individual frames are in UTC.
Radar ProductsUp to 1 dayEach additional day
Data Export - SD (base product)$50$25
Upgrade to HD (coming soon)+$30+$15
The minimum cost is for a single day SD Radar datapack for $50. Otherwise for example a 3 day HD radar data pack would cost $50 + $30 + ($25 + $15) x 2 = $160

Observations

Observation export products consist of access to a shareable web page with a graph of the data along with a link to download data as CSV for further analysis for one location. Intensity Frequency Duration (IFD) analysis is also provided for rainfall values.
Pricing is calculated on a tiered system such that the longer the time period, the cheaper subsequent days become.
Rain gauge, River heights, BoM AWSDaily Price
Up to 1 day$40.0
2 days to 1 week+$10.0/day
1 week to 1 month+$2.0/day
1 to 3 months+$1.0/day*
3 months to 1 year+$0.4/day*
1 to 10 years+$0.2/day*
* Longer time periods only have data for direct download available, not the interactive graph or IFD
Some worked examples :
2 days would cost $40.0 + $10.0 = $50.00
14 days would cost $40.0 + 6 x $10.0 + 7 x $2.0 = $114.00
2 years would cost $40.0 + 6 x $10.0 + 25 x $2.0 + 334 x $1.0 + 364 x $0.4 = $392.20
For time periods greater than one month only the data download is available due to the large amount of data.
Rain and river observations include a single date/time and relevant measurement value
AWS observations include temperature, dew point, rain since 9am, interval rainfall, pressure, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and cloud oktas where available. Not all locations report all values all the time and not all reported values are quality controlled.

Functionality FAQ's

How much data is 'All available'?
Currently we have data available online as outlined below. This is mostly complete from the date specified forward, though due to outages, maintenence, and opening/closing of stations, there is not 100% availability. We are working to extend availability for these products further back in time. If you require older data, please get in touch.
  • BoM 10 minute AWS observations since 11/07/2020
  • BoM 1 minute AWS observations since 11/07/2020
  • Rain gauge and river height observations since 6/9/2020
  • HD radar since 1/1/2020
  • SD (BoM) radar since 1/1/2010

Pricing and Billing FAQ's

Is there a minimum subscription period?
No. We want to make it very flexible for you. Your subscription to The Weather Chaser is automatically billed monthly or annually, but you can cancel at any time. If you cancel you will retain access until the end of your current billing period.
Do you offer any trials for your services?
Instead of providing a trial, we provide extensive free access and samples that allows you to fully evaluate the suitability of our services at any time
Do you offer any multi-user discounts?
We provide discounts for organisations that wish to register multiple users on the one account. Please Contact Us for a quote
What are my payment options?
Payments can be made with most credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). We can accept direct bank transfer payments via manual invoicing (see below)
Can you invoice our accounts department for a subscription?
We can perform manual invoicing for multiple annual Pro subscriptions. In addition to accepting payment by most credit cards, we can also accept direct transfer payment via this method. We do not accept payment via Cheque. Please Contact Us to find out more.
Can I upgrade/downgrade my subscription from Monthly to Annual or from Personal to Pro?
You can upgrade by going to the Pricing page or your Accounts Page via the drop down menu on the left of the screen. If upgrading you will be charged the difference between the two plans on a prorata basis. If you are downgrading you will need to finish the month you are on and then the next month will be charged at the new rate.
I have another question, can you help me?
Please Contact Us, we will be happy to help.

Register to get these additional features:
  • Last 8 hours of data on the live weather map (satellite and radar)
  • Last 8 hours of SD and HD radar imagery
  • Last 3 days of AWS, rain gauge and river height observations
  • Automatic update of live radar and observation data
  • Save your options between use
  • You can also then subscribe to access even more
The Weather Chaser provides access to the highest quality weather data available for Australia. By registering you can continue to access it, and help us ensure we can continue to provide free access to the latest high quality data.
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