Horticulture Regions Products
Introduction
Pie charts
Histograms
 
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NOTE: Products are currently only available to HIA as they are under development.
The products are experimental only and do not currently form part of the Bureau's standard services in any way. Access to the products is made available for trial purposes only and on the basis that users are fully aware that these products are being tested and that users will not issue these products as real-time forecasts in any way. The forecast products are subject to the Bureau's copyright and disclaimer.
The horticulture regions experimental forecast products have been developed as a result of funding from Horticulture Innovation Australia (Project VG13092). They are based on forecasts from the Bureau's new seasonal prediction system called ACCESS-S1, which is due to become operational for seasonal climate outlooks in 2017. The forecast system is currently still being developed. As such, there may be times that forecasts will be unavailable.
The experimental products are available for 9 key horticulture regions, as shown below.

Adelaide Plains
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Bowen
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Bundaberg
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Carnarvon
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Devonport
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Mildura
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Southern WA
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Sydney Basin
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Werribee/Cranbourne/Gippsland
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Pie charts
Sample Pie Chart

The pie charts show the likelihood that temperatures (either Tmax or Tmin) will be cooler, near median or warmer than usual for a particular forecast lead time and region (similarly for rainfall i.e. drier, near median or wetter than normal).

Forecasts are available for:

  • Rainfall, Tmax, Tmin
  • Week 2, Fortnight 2 (week 2+3), Fortnight 3 (week 3+4), Month 1, Month 2, Season 1
Histograms
Sample Histogram

The histograms show the distribution of forecast daily values within the selected forecast period. The forecast distribution is shown in yellow and is plotted on top of the model climatological distribution which is shown in grey. By comparing the forecast distribution with the background climatological distribution one can see how the forecast period differs from the long term climatology. The example plot shown above is for a forecast of week 2 for a certain region. There is a clear shift of the forecast histogram (yellow) towards days of more extreme temperatures in that week, compared to what is normally expected at that time of year (grey).

Forecasts are available for:

  • Rainfall, Tmax, Tmin
  • Week 2, Week 3, Fortnight 1 (week 1+2), Fortnight 2 (week 2+3), Fortnight 3 (week 3+4), Month 1, Month 2, Month 3, Season 1, Season 2