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SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2013










Our online longrange service was established in the late 1990s and has enabled farmers and event-makers to save thousands of dollars by forward planning. We are proud to have provided the agricultural community with forecasting reports from 1999 to 2019, and almanacs since 1999.

For the past couple of years we have been offering an affordable subscription service that enables free access to many of our purchaseable reports. One such product is each monthly set of daily isobaric maps, an example of which is shown above, for today*. The official Australia/NZ metservices' map (top pic) was beamed down within the past 24 hours by an overhead ten-of-millions-of-dollars satellite system, and delivered to waiting computers (like the one called Fitzroy owned by NIWA, costing $42 million), reconfigured by a committee of high-salaried meteorological scientists, and then put in the public domain.

Our map (bottom pic) was worked out about a year ago by doing calculations using a lunar algorithm akin to tide tables. We own no technology except a PC and we get zero funding. The maps are almost identical, except that it appears we are one millibar out with the high pressure system in the centre of the frame. Sorry about that. 

The reader might ask how we got ours so similar. The answer is the heart of our method which plots repeateable orbits of the moon over a location. Because the moon creates the weather by way of the changing tide of the atmosphere, whereby the height of the air changes according to where the moon is transiting in the sky, this provides repeatability of weather and therefore of the maps.

It is understandable that there has been skepticism in some scientific quarters, because what we do not understand or have not been taught can make us fearful. Some call our successes flukes, or triumphantly claim that the maps are not identical. That is correct, but every leaf on a kauri tree is not identical either, and it would still be a kauri tree.

What is useful is the trend. Isobaric maps give us locality of high and low pressure zones, which show where warmer rising air or cooler falling air may be developing over or near our region. They also show wind strength and directions, and by looking ahead a few days, how these will build or contract. In our method we arrive at the maps first by calculation, then interpret likely conditions for districts within the region.

As a one-off to readers we are, for a limited time, offering the WHOLE set of our JULY 2013 daily isobaric maps FREE-TO-DOWNLOAD, because it is our opinion that this year in NZ, July will be the worst wintry month overall. It is in the general public interest, and especially for those dependent on weather who might like to be forewarned in this way.

The July isobaric maps for the Australia and NZ region may be freely downloaded here.

We hope the maps help the public to stay safe and prepared.
Thanks for reading this.

Ken Ring
Team at Predictweather

*the displayed 16 June map appears completely unchanged within the file called "Maps Australia and NZ for June 2013", which has been available from our subscription store since 20 May.

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