updated BOM weather app, android.

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  1. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not happy Jan
    Can't get the forecast for Perisher, Thredbo or Charlotte Pass using the search function.
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  2. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which is odd since the Jindabyne weather report mentions using the Perisher weather station
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same on Apple. I use weatherzone mostly anyway.
     
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    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  5. skifree

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    So the message is don’t update?
     
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  6. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    First thing I did
     
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  7. D-eye

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    No choice if auto update is on
     
  8. D-eye

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    Using my current location at Perisher lists it as Kosciuszko National Park
     
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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Accuweather.

    It's hourly forecasts for the Snowy Mountains are hyper accurate.
     
  10. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which is why it’s not on.

    I can see the update is available and waiting for my OK. But based on comments so far that OK might take a while.
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This is annoying, why would they remove functionality?!

    I liked using WZ for home weather, and BOM for Thredbo Top Station weather
     
  12. Goon_Squad

    Goon_Squad Hard Yards

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    Forecasts for Buller are completely wrong now too. Predicting snow showers with min 4 max 8. Same for Hotham as well. Seems like they are using a regional forecast rather than the specific resort forecast?

    I've already submitted my feedback as well
     
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  13. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a case of squeaky wheel gets the oil. We encourage everyone here to log feedback with the BOM on this.

    Anything we can do to show support and numbers on Alpine Obs and Weather demonstrates it’s used and is useful.
     
  14. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    They must be reading the feedback, Alpine locations can now be searched for
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Podlet amongst others engaged with their FB page to good effect.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I noticed they request email feedback to: digital@bom.gov.au
    For anyone wanting to petition for changes.
     
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    A good thing about the update is short term forecast now provides hourly data compared to previous 3 hourly values.

    A bad thing about it is current humidity is no longer on the front screen - you have to dive into more detail for current weather to find it, and in the forecasts humidity values are not provided.
    I often paint (not my day job - just outside work activity) and I use temp and humidity to decide when I can paint, particularly in winter. So I am rather annoyed that the App is not good for humidity information.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Send ‘em an email. That’s the stuff they should be fixing!
     
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    For that " delta T " would be even more concise.
     
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  20. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just sent BOM an edited version of this post (I manage construction projects) asking for the humidity to be added in a near future upgrade.

    We consider humidity when programming painting, rendering, concrete works and even looking at why out timber frames have moved or are out of whack.
     
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  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes and No.
     
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    Problem is, in reading that FB post, the layman doesn't give a toss about Humidity and will often be confused by it (i.e. Does 90% = big chances of rain? etc).

    So I get it, there's a fine balance between offering easily displayed immediate on-screen data for the numpties Vs the pro who is willing to dig a bit for it.
     
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    Where is RH alone , advantageous over Delta T?
     
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    Seriously Accu weather is the best. The new update is very cool.

     
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    RH and Temp are good for following the instructions on product labels. Not many products describe their applications with reference to Delta T :)
     
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    Delta T is a temperature difference which is intrinsically linked to humidity but they are different in effect on the ground.
     
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    Good point re labels, but in doing so they are effectively setting applicable limits in delta T.
    How so @skifree ?
     
  28. Majikthise

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    I guess there could be applications where there are absolute limits in RH or T, regardless of Delta T, but i wonder if that is more theoretical than achievable
     
  29. skifree

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    I’m old and am used to humidity as a number and what it means.
     
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    What Dataset are they visualising?
     
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    English please?
     
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    Where do they get their raw data/observations from.
     
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    And forecasts,
     
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    100% humidity is telling me to take my time before going to Mt Lofty @Majikthise
     
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    I need delta T for paragliding. Lets me know when the thermals start up and die off.
     
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    You really want a local temp trace.
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ideally yes. Closest one is over 100km away. I have access to predicted traces.
     
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    BoM replied I me yesterday via Google Play, they have added Perisher and Thredbo locations back in.

    Checked and they seem to be in the right place :p
     
  40. Podlet

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    now about that Jindy weather station..... Jindy weather still pulling from Perisher, which is odd!
     
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    It's diabolical as the Perisher station is in the wrong spot for useful wind readings, never mind the difference (can be 180 degrees and a shed ton of k/ph different) between there and Jindy wind.