Cloud Free Night is an online weather forecast information service for the benefit of the Australia & New Zealand astronomy and photography communities. Weather forecasts from the United States GFS global model can be compared with local (Bureau of Meteorology, WeatherWatch, OzForecast) and overseas (Meteologix, Yr, meteoblue, Clear Outside) forecasts, improving your confidence in the accuracy of these weather predictions.

*** Forecast *** What should you check first when you want to know what is happening with the weather? The Bureau of Meteorology official forecasts for the next seven days for over 680 locations around Australia can be easily displayed from the Forecast page. Using the map interface or list of forecast locations you can quickly display the precis forecast. Clicking on the image will also display the full or district forecast. You should always start with looking at the official weather forecasts
- CFN Team (8 November 2020)
*** WEATHERWATCH *** Where can you display Bureau of Meteorology ACCESS model forecast maps now they are no longer available in Cloud Free Night? WeatherWatch, Australia's first private weather forecasting company, feature the MetCentre where a Pro subscription ($8/month) is required to display the ACCESS model forecasts (including the high resolution ACCESS-C model)
- CFN Team (1 November 2020)
*** METEOLOGIX *** Where can you display Bureau of Meteorology ACCESS model forecast maps now they are no longer available in Cloud Free Night? Meteologix, an international weather forecasting company, feature ACCESS-G model forecast maps and meteograms where no subscription is required. ECMWF model forecasts can also be found on the Meteologix website
- CFN Team (1 November 2020)

Cloud Free Night displays official forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology, and GFS model forecast maps and meteograms over specific Australian regions & New Zealand and locations, summarising the weather forecast over the next seven days. Links to local (WeatherWatch, OzForecast) and overseas (Meteologix, Yr, meteoblue, Clear Outside) forecasts enable comparison of these weather predictions.

Cloud Free Night displays the latest Himawari-8 satellite images and synoptic charts from the Bureau of Meteorology, and cloud camera images around Australia & New Zealand. The high-definition satellite images cover many areas of the Australia region and New Zealand. The synoptic charts include the satellite image as background. The cloud camera images include those from aviation weather cameras, webcams and all sky cameras around Australia.

Cloud Free Night is operated by a small team from the Australia astronomy community. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@cloudfreenight.com. We would like to hear of your experience in using, or suggestions to improve, the Cloud Free Night service.