Provides functions to interface with Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data, fetching data and returning a tidy data frame of précis forecasts, current weather data from stations, ag information bulletins, historical weather data and downloading and importing radar or satellite imagery.
Credit for the name, bomrang, goes to Di Cook, who suggested it while attending the rOpenSci AUUnconf in Brisbane, 2016.
Install the stable release from CRAN.
Or from GitHub for the version in development.
Several functions are provided by bomrang to retrieve Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data. A family of functions retrieve weather data and return tidy data frames;
get_precis_forecast(), which retrieves the précis (short) forecast;
get_current_weather(), which fetches the current weather for a given station;
get_ag_bulletin(), which retrieves the agriculture bulletin;
get_weather_bulletin(), which retrieves the BOM 0900 or 1500 bulletins;
get_coastal_forecast(), which returns coastal waters forecasts; and
get_historical(), which retrieves historical daily observations for a given station.
A second group of functions retrieve information pertaining to satellite and radar imagery,
Please report any issues or bugs.
All code is licensed MIT
All data is copyright Australia Bureau of Meteorology, BOM Copyright Notice
To cite bomrang, please use the output from
Please note that the bomrang project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in the bomrang project you agree to abide by its terms.