Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Antarctic Tasmania

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology has a statutory responsibility for Australian meteorological activities in Antarctica.  It established a weather observing station at Australia’s Mawson base in 1954 and has compiled the longest continuous weather record on the Antarctic continent. 

The bureau provides a range of specialised Antarctic forecasting services to the Australian Antarctic program including comprehensive information on Antarctic climate data and weather forecasts, warnings and observations for the region.  The bureau may also provide weather forecasting services to international and commercial vessels at rates negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

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