This page contains links and information about my home town, Sydney.
provides information about the area, including things to see
and do, predominantly from a tourist perspective, but then
most locals don't spend much time visiting their city!
City of Sydney
web site contains information for both visitors and residents
of the city's administrative area.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
web site has weather information for the whole of Australia, but
specifically of interest to Sydneysiders are
- Current Observations
shows the weather conditions at various locations around the metropolitan area
- 64 km Radar
- 128 km Radar
- 256 km Radar
- 512 km Radar (composite)
- Storm Tracker
site (from Essential Energy)
displays (delayed) lightning activity and rainfall around the state
- High definition satellite image
smaller satellite image.
- Metropolitan Forecast
for the next few days.
- Weather related warnings
for New South Wales.
- SOI Value
Southern Oscillation Index
plots the pressure difference between Tahiti and Darwin, and is often
an indicator of expected rainfall over the next few months.
Positive indicates wetter conditions, negative is usually drier than
- The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)
is akin to Southern Oscillation Index of the Pacific Ocean, except
it has a much larger contribution to drought or floods in Australia,
and cuases the other side of Indian Ocean to be affected by floods or drought,
provides trip planning, timetables, fares etc. for
travelling around New South Wales (including Sydney) using public transport.
cover service delays and scheduled maintenance for all New South Wales public transport.
web site (and mobile app) provides traffic details around the state.
Rural Fire Service
provides bush fire details, updated regularly.