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  • About our course


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    Introduction to Meteorology provides expert insight into the fundamentals of weather forecasting and helps you make more informed decisions. It’s delivered by professional meteorologists and hydrologists—giving you specialised information direct from the source. It is a highly informative two-day course that provides a broad overview of the science of meteorology. Course content is relevant to government and private organisations, as well as individuals who rely on timely and accurate weather information to manage risk and make critical decisions. The course is also relevant to anyone with an interest in the weather and weather safety.


    What will I learn?

    • Basic principles of atmospheric science and weather forecasting
    • Major systems which influence climate and weather
    • The broad range of weather and warning services delivered by the Bureau, and how you can use these to make better, more informed decisions

      A forecaster explains how to interpret satellite imagery to a course attendee


    How do I shape the course for my interests?

    You can also customise the course to your needs and interests. Electives include:

    • flood warning;
    • thunderstorms and severe weather;
    • tropical cyclones;
    • fire weather;
    • marine weather;
    • tsunami; and
    • aviation hazards.

    How much does it cost?

    Course cost is $990 (including GST). Please enquire for pricing for group bookings and for courses held at your workplace.


    What past attendees say

      • “The course really helped to get a better understanding of the meteorology side of our work.”
      • I really enjoyed the course and I am glad I was able to attend. I will be recommending it to others.
      • Lots of passion to provide us with the best material and lectures.

    Who do I contact?

    Phil Perkins (Course Manager):    i2m@bom.gov.au

    Terms and Conditions for this course are available here.