BOM promises better seasonal forecasting

Better forecasting technology is more than just a whisper on the breeze, with the BOM’s new supercomputer set to be operational by the end of the year.

Farmers and growers often find themselves at the mercy of Mother Nature, but her movements are about to become easier to predict with improved seasonal forecasting. The Bureau of Meteorology will invest $3.3 million to improve the accuracy and frequency of seasonal projections in order to aid … [Read more...]

Drought discussed at Longreach forum

Discussion leads to action: communities will keep talking about drought in West Queensland.

Investment into tourism, wild dog fencing and internet connectivity were some of the key issues raised at a drought forum in Longreach on the weekend. Featuring a panel of state politicians, community members, Suncorp Bank and the Queensland Police, the forum was held in an effort to increase … [Read more...]