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OZ CYCLONE CHASERS SUBSCRIBER MODEL UPGRADE - NOVEMBER 6 2017
Over the past 24 hours, we have upgraded our model data offerings to subscribers by implementing the new very high-resolution ACCESS R computer model. The new upgrade from the Bureau Of Meteorology almost triples the previous grid modelling available. The ACCESS model has been increasing its accuracy over the past few years and the update over the past 24 hours should take this computer forecast model to the forefront of near-term weather forecasting accuracy across Australia.
The model's horizontal grid resolution has been increased from approximately 11kms to under 4kms. The model's grid resolution is now twice that of the outstanding European model. Take a look at the new model's temperature forecasts for the Townsville region and compare them to the GFS 2m temperature forecasts.
The new ultra high-resolution modelling will also help us determine areas where moisture and surface convergence are most likely to take place. Check the difference out here between the GFS and the new ultra high-resolution ACCESS R model.
And last but not least everyone's favourite model parameter rainfall forecasts have been refined and are now much sharper thanks to the massive resolution upgrade of the forecast model.
The new and improved ACCESS R ultra-high-resolution computer model is available now on the OCC Weather Centre - it is not publicly available.
You can access a free trial to our OCC Weather Centre by going to ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe and see for yourself just how much sharper this new version is.
It is truly a step up in Aussie near-term weather forecasting