Cloud Free Night

Cloud Free Night (Cloud Forecasts for Australian Astronomers) is a non-profit online weather forecast information service, for the benefit of the Australian amateur and professional research astronomy community. It is unique in offering a comparison of the widely available forecasts from the United States GFS global model with higher resolution forecasts from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology ACCESS model.

Testimonial

"I have been involved in Astrophotography for less than two months now and since I started I found out that I can trust Cloud Free Night big time, past weekend the weather was really bad in Melbourne, but Cloud Free Night was predicting a beautiful night sky in Heathcote.... so I decided to give it a try to find out it was right, wonderful sky all night that allowed me to get good shots of a lot of targets..."

Diego Colonnello

Tuesday, October 25 2016

Existing Public (or new) Cloud Free Night users are encouraged to complete the Feedback Survey. You will be registered for myCFN (personalised CFN experience) and rewarded with one month of (no obligation) Supporter access to all features. This is the best way to appreciate the value of all the features available in Cloud Free Night. We encourage the asking of any questions (Contact Us) to help us improve the Cloud Free Night service for the Australian astronomy community.
Cloud Free Night forecast maps cover the whole of Australia, use the Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS model data, and include animation of the images.
Forecast maps over specific regions for the next ten days.
Cloud Free Night provides forecast maps over specific Australian regions, and meteograms summarising the forecast over the next ten days for particular locations. The maps allow you to toggle between the GFS and ACCESS models at any point while the meteograms (time-series graphs) present detailed cloud information or a summary comparison of the two models.
Cloud Free Night forecast meteograms cover locations throughout Australia, use the Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS model data, and include comparison with the United States GFS model.
Meteograms summarising the forecast over the next ten days for particular locations.
Cloud Free Night displays the latest high-resolution Japanese Himawari-8 satellite images via the Bureau of Meteorology, including animation of the most recent images. These high-definition satellite images are conveniently matched to the forecast map regions.
Cloud Free Night satellite images cover the whole of Australia, matched to the forecast map regions, and include animation of the most recent images.
High-resolution satellite imagery over specific Australia regions.
Cloud Free Night is a personal project of Robert Dahni (retired Meteorologist) with the advice and support from Phil Hart and the Australian astronomy community. Please contact us if you would like a meteogram for your home town location or your club's observing site. We would like to hear your suggestions to enhance the Cloud Free Night service or the website experience.
Cloud Free Night service for the Australian astronomy community. Please consider donating towards the server leasing costs.
Contributions to help cover running costs are most welcome.

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