Weather Underground Launches New Australian Radar Features
SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2011 - Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the availability of the company’s Australian radar features. Web users can now access a range of interactive maps on wunderground.com that display animated radar data from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.
These new radar maps allow Australian users to closely track the paths of storms, monitor the severity and intensity of different systems and even track potential tornadoes and hail storms. Located in the Maps and Radar section of the site, capabilities of this new service include animation, smoothing and zooming. Data is continuously updated every ten minutes and users can select single-site radar station maps or view radar across the country on the world’s most interactive weather map, WunderMap®.
“The launch of Australian radar data on wunderground.com is a reflection of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive and reliable weather information across the globe,” said Alan Steremberg, President of Weather Underground. “Radar is just one of our many products that will appeal to users in Australia – we even provide hourly forecasts for all ICC cricket matches!”
Weather Underground currently has over 20 million monthly unique users and continues to grow internationally through its reputation for providing the most reliable and in-depth weather data. Utilizing its network of over 21,000 personal weather stations, Weather Underground’s proprietary forecast model provides the industry’s most localized weather forecasts. There are currently over 550 active personal weather stations in Australia reporting to wunderground.com – providing Australian users with the most granular weather data available.
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The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 21 million users and weather provider to partners such as Google, The Associated Press and CBS, the company's state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With more than 19,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients - both online and in print.
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