- Check the ABC for current advice and bushfire warnings
- Bushfire and Fire Warnings in Victoria
- Park Alerts Queensland
- Park and Forest Closures on Code Red (Catastrophic) Fire Danger Rating days
- Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania Track, Campsite and Reserve Closures and Re-openings
- Tasmania Fire Service Online
- South Australia www.cfs.org.au
- Western Australia www.fesa.wa.gov.au
- Northern Territory http://www.nt.gov.au/pfes/fire/index.html
- ACT www.esa.act.gov.au
This app lists bushfire alerts ranking them according to proximity to your location, using the built-in GPS. Bushfires are also shown on a map by red pins and your current location by a blue pin. In the case of an emergency, a “canned message” can be emailed to a contact giving your location.
This is the official iPhone application of the NSW Rural Fire Service. This application provides information on current incidents across NSW attended by the RFS and other agencies. It also provides information on total fire bans.
One iPhone app that does just this is Thunderstorm-Calculator
Other iPhone apps
Lets you easily know what is the pressure near you, using the internet. Great for calibrating your altimeter. Contrary to standard applications (with predefined cities), this version of the barometer will give you precisely the pressure of where you are. It integrates its own conversion system.Could be very useful before set out on a walk.
|Pocket Weather AU|
Highly recommended, Australian developers; the one I use!
It uses GPS to show your location on the radar inf ull screen landscape view. National cloud and synoptic charts.
Time and Australian Weather, a match made in heaven. Weather sourced directly from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) displayed elegantly alongside the current time.
Calculate wind chill temperature by simply selecting the air temperature and wind speed. The calculated wind chill temperature is displayed “on the fly”. For those who travel by bike, motorcycle, boat, or other means where you find yourself exposed to the elements while in motion, Wooly Wind Chill now has the option to calculate the approximate effective wind chill based your current moving speed (not factoring for actual wind speeds).
Identify conclusively a thundercloud and what kind of weather can be expected in what time frame when you see fleecy clouds. Find out if it is going to rain when the spider stops spinning its web and much, much more. Detailed descriptions of all cloud types and the weather they bring. Complete cloud atlas with all cloud families, species and types according to the International Cloud Atlas of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization). Large photo gallery with over 70 examples of all cloud types
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Love to hear which iPhone apps you use while on a bushwalk/hike.