BOM launches new website for feedback

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BOM wants feedback on its new-look website. | Photo: BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has unveiled a test version of its new website and is asking for feedback.

Bureau of Meteorology Chief Customer Officer Dr Peter Stone said the Bureau’s website was one of the most visited Australian government websites.

Dt Stone said the ‘beta’ test website gave the community the opportunity to experience improved features and provide feedback on the site.

He said would exist alongside the current Bureau website, which will remain the primary website during the testing phase.

“On average around 1.8 million Australians use the Bureau website every day to inform their decision making, and during severe weather this can increase to 5.7 million,” Dr Stone said.

“The new website features enhanced security and accessibility and is part of a large program of work helping to make the Bureau more resilient and secure.”

He said initially, not all information would be available on the test site and the community should still use for critical warning information, climate data and sector-specific weather services.

“It’s important to get it right, which is why we’re taking the time to seek feedback and ensure our test website meets the needs and expectations of those who rely on it every day. ”

Key enhancements include:

  • Improved navigation and accessibility.
  • Ease of finding local weather information.
  • Customisation with a new interactive weather map and location favourites.
  • Greater security and resilience.
  • A better mobile experience.

Fore more information visit the BOM website.