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Bushfire Safety Useful Links

MetEye (localised weather information)
Type in your suburb, when it refreshes click on details to get wind direction and speed.

Bureau of Meteorology Satellite
Satellite imagery updated every 15 minutes (see what the clouds are doing and where they are going – click play).

Bureau of Meteorology Satellite Images
Information about satellite data.

Bureau of Meteorology Satview (lightning strikes are available here)
At bottom left click on layers then click on lighting.

Digital Earth Hot Spots
Remember that this can be up to 14 hours old.

For the more technically savvy:
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/firms – despite the name, this uses MODIS, which is updated every 12 hours (read as not very useful) however you can download data as a kml (google earth format) and view it in google earth.

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/web-services/ This data is available as a web service – if you don’t know what this means, don’t bother.

If you want some help understanding any of this contact Vivienne at vivienne.bordas@bom.gov.au.