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Rain Radar

Postby Zteven » Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:07 pm

Very handy to check on morning of ride:
http://mirror.bom.gov.au/weather/radar/
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BOM radar images on a WAP-enabled phone

Postby Mojo67 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:21 am

Found this on another forum, not my work. It works well though, dependent on the size of your mobile screen. Useful if you're out and about and want to know about some threatening clouds.



Last week, I found the a to some PHP scripts on a local website that
allow you to view the BOM radar images on a WAP-enabled phone.

To take things a step further, I decided to hack up my own version,
adding some extra functionality (and a significant speed increase)
along the way.

The base script is located at http://baconplanet.com/wap/radar.cgi

If you hit this with your PC web browser, you'll see an example of the
output (in PNG format). If you don't provide any parameters, the
default city is Melbourne, zoom level is 80% of original, image centred
and of dimensions 180x150 pixels.

Here's the nifty bit. By providing parameters in the URL that you
request, you can change the view considerably. Using these
customisations, you should be able to get the images looking good on a
variety of small-screened mobile devices, and tailored to suit your
area.

Simply add ?PARAM1=XXX&PARAM2=XXX&PARAM3=..... to the end of the URL.

Valid parameters are;

city (MEL, SYD, PER, CBR, ADL, BNE, DRW, HBA)
zoom (% of original BOM image - default is 80)
width (desired image width, default is 180 pixels)
height (desired image height, default is 150 pixels)
xPan (horizontal pan this number of pixels. Negative numbers for left,
positive for right, default 0)
yPan (vertical pan this number of pixels. Negative numbers for up,
positive for down, default 0)

Some examples of the above usage are below;

Sydney, 90% zoom, image shifted left 10 pixels, and down 10 pixels.
http://baconplanet.com/wap/radar.cgi?ci ... 10&yPan=10

Perth, 120% zoom, image size 320x240 pixels.
http://baconplanet.com/wap/radar.cgi?ci ... height=240

Enjoy!
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Postby MG » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:22 pm

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Re: Rain Radar

Postby ediot » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:44 am

I use this site. I think this is a great one. Gives a 12 hour forecast as well. Just type in you city or suburb.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney
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Re: Rain Radar

Postby robracer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:47 am

ediot dude how old is this thread? :lol:
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Re: Rain Radar

Postby seiko1 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:46 am

I use noahsarkfloodinfo.com :lol:
Policy - Find something simple.....and Complicate it!
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Re: Rain Radar

Postby DMonkey » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:04 pm

Ive heard red_dave swears by this one

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Re: Rain Radar

Postby ediot » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:56 pm

hahaha sorry guys, being new to this forum, Im just going through and reading random threads of interest.

Thought I'd throw in some suggestions which could still be used today

Sorry for resurrecting old threads haha
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Re: Rain Radar

Postby robracer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:59 pm

Hey its good ..... got to watch the famous MG Kishy Avatar again :P
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