Where do the weather forecasts come from?
We purchase our forecasts for Australia from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
The BoM run multiple forecast models using super computers, and teams of
meteorologists refine the results using their extensive knowledge of local
conditions. They produce forecasts for over 400,000 points on a grid extending
right across Australia. You’ll never be more than 3 km from the most accurate
forecast in Australia.
If you live in Australia, you can subscribe to our free
weather email service https://weatherwise.swansystems.com.au/
For locations outside of Australia, we purchase data from
. IBM have created a new global weather model – the
IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (IBM GRAF). This
model provides forecasts at a 3 km resolution globally, which are updated
What if I don't have a flow meter / weather station on my property?
You don’t need to have a flow meter or weather station set up on your property in order to use SWAN. Although the ideal scenario would be to have a flow meter installed, valve nominal flows and irrigation events duration could be used to calculate ...
What if the forecast rain doesn’t eventuate?
The SWAN Systems model of your fields will be updated every time new information is received, this includes weather forecasts and observed rainfall at nearby weather stations. As the model steps through the days, forecasted rainfall amounts will be ...
Do I need a weather station?
If you already have a reliable weather station on your property, SWAN Systems can use the data from that when it calculates the soil moisture balance of your sites. SWAN can also use data from nearby weather stations, such as those owned by the BoM, ...
I’m a dry land farmer, can SWAN help me?
We certainly can. SWAN Systems is more than just about scheduling irrigation. The Site Health feature shows the health of your paddocks based on the latest NDVI satellite data. SWAN Systems can also help you plan and manage your fertiliser ...
What is Weatherwise Watering?
Weatherwise Watering is a free weather forecast for Australia, provided by SWAN Systems. It is delivered direct to your email inbox every morning. To subscribe, just visit https://weatherwise.swansystems.com.au Weatherwise forecasts are the best that ...