Services

Weather radar

AIP GEN 3.3

Weather radar data derived from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) radar sites and is transmitted via air traffic service (ATS) positions. Generally, it is available to pilots on request, subject to ATS workload. ATS will only provide weather radar information to pilots within 75 nm of the weather radar site and will prefix information with ‘MET RADAR DISPLAY INDICATES…’ Weather radar sites available to ATS are shown in ERSA.

Meteorological Briefing

AIP GEN 3.5

A limited elaborative briefing service is available from Aviation Forecasting Centres (AFC) on the following phone numbers:

QLD—North07 3239 8721
QLD—South07 3229 1854
NT08 8920 3814
WA—North08 9263 2259
WA—South08 9263 2255
NSW02 9296 1527
VIC03 9669 4850
TAS03 6221 2026
SA08 8366 2617

Meteorological Documentation

AIP GEN 3.5

Available documents include the following:

  • surface synoptic charts;
  • forecast upper level charts;
  • satellite imagery;
  • grid point winds and temperatures;
  • route sector winds and temperatures;
  • significant weather charts;
  • graphical area forecasts (GAFs); and
  • domestic TAFs.