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Best weather radar websites to see HD satellite images of Australia


Australia is a beautiful yet challenging place to live. The weather here is very unpredictable and changes dramatically when you change regions. Droughts, floods, fires are common in Australia and temperatures often vary even within a single day.

Therefore, it is important for many Australian residents (permanent and temporary) to be able to predict the weather and make climate observations. Also, this information is important for professionals who deal with the environment in the Australian region.

The best way to monitor the weather is with data obtained from satellites. In this publication, we have compiled the best Australia weather satellites for accurate weather information.

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The Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology website allows you to observe climate change in Australia, monitor and retrieve weather data in near real time. Access to the site is free of charge.

The main advantage of the service provided by The Bureau of Meteorology is that it allows receiving high-quality images from the Japanese himawari-9 satellite. However, for correct real-time data transfer you should make sure that your Internet speed is high and data transfer through your browser is available.

To display weather maps of Australia you can select the region - East / West or specify the whole continent.

To start working with the site, click on Explore images now and select one of the weather maps display modes.

  • Day / Night
  • Infrared
  • Visible Greyscale
  • Lightning

Additionally, you can include city and regional boundaries for Australia, as well as display coordinates on a satellite map.


Accuweather is a free popular resource where you can find out the weather forecast for the next day, week, month. In particular, data for Australia is available.

Available layers:

  • RealVue Satellite
  • Enhanced RealVue Satellite
  • Water Vapor

HD satellite images are available for the entire Australian territory. Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane are available to show real time weather maps. You can use zoom in and zoom out buttons to zoom in and out.

To display real time information, you need to click on the play icon.

Generally speaking, Accuweather provides high quality images. They allow you to evaluate the current weather in the selected location. Satellite images show fog, smoke, clouds, and other details.

Farmonline Weather

Farmonline Weather is another useful resource for monitoring the weather in Australia.

To display a map of the entire mainland, go to the main page and click on Aus. This will display mainland Australia, with three map display options available:

  • Infrared
  • Infrared (b/w)
  • Visible

You can activate the following layers: Terrain, Satellite, Rivers, Roads, Borders, Locations, Lightning, Rainfall.

The following animation parameters can be set: Duration / Speed / Dwell.

To get a weather summary, just look in Australia Satellite Notes.

Weather is displayed for the following regions, they can be selected through the site navigation menu:

  • Australia
  • National
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • ACT
  • Northern Territory

Zoom Earth

We have written about this site many times before.

Zoom Earth allows you to customize and view real-time weather maps. Geostationary satellites EUMETSAT Meteosat, NOAA GOES and JMA Himawari are used for data acquisition.

As for map quality, NASA Aqua and Terra satellites are used for HD images. The update interval is 2 times per day.

At any time, you can switch to Satellite mode and select Live or HD. In the case of Livem, the satellite images are updated every 10 minutes (with a 30-minute delay).

The weather map shows the whole territory of Australia, you can select a specific part - Northern, Western, Port Hedland, New South Wales, Queensland and others. You can zoom in.

In Radar mode you can display a real-time map of rain (RainViewer application is used). There is also monitoring of wind, temperature and humidity, and pressure. However, the measurement accuracy is not always 100%, anomalies are possible.

The main functions of the Australian maps display can be accessed through the left side menu. Custom settings are also available on the site - selection of timezone, animation speed, units of measurement.


Meteoblue is a fairly simple service for displaying weather maps of Australia. The maps are updated every 5 minutes.

The interactive map allows you to enable real time monitoring, and navigate the timeline to the desired time. There are zoom buttons, you can also move the map of Australia with your mouse to the desired region.

Available features:

  • the site shows in real time which regions are getting rain or snow
  • the intensity of precipitation is indicated as a color scale
  • the maximum forecast accuracy is in the range of 1 hour.
  • Widgets are also available for embedding in websites.

Australian regions available for weather monitoring:

  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory

To move to the desired region, click on the corresponding link at the bottom of the window.

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Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.