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BOM Weather Station Network

Weather stations are absolutely critical tools required to provide data for disease and crop management. HortPlus accesses the Australian Bureau Of Meteorology (BOM) network of weather stations covering all the major growing areas of Australia. The data from these weather stations is collected hourly and loaded into our central weather database. This means that any of our tools or services that require weather data can connect to the database and extract the weather data that is required.

You are able to add your own weather station to the network, we can accommodate for different weather station models and manufactures, but we have found that Campbell Scientific weather stations are more durable and reliable which means they last a lot longer than others. We have always recommended Campbell Scientific weather stations. For example the Campbell Scientific weather station on Lawn Road in Hastings, New Zealand has been going for almost 30 years!

We are always looking to expand our weather station network in to areas where we need coverage, so contact us if you are interested in adding pre-existing weather stations to our network, or installing a new one on your property.

Please note that neither the owners of the stations nor HortPlus accept any liability for the quality of the data or possible disruptions to service. If you are looking for guarantees, you could consider installing your own weather station.

Weather Station Coverage

The BOM stations cover Australia well.

Region Number of
weather stations
Calling Schedule
New South Wales 100 Every Hour
Northern Territory 27 Every Hour
Queensland 86 Every Hour
South Australia 54 Every hour
Tasminia 39 Every hour
Victoria 71 Every Hour
Western Australia 78 Every Hour


All of the weather stations in the network are mapped.

To open this map in a new window, click here


If their is specific data that you are looking for, then contact us and we can discuss further what you require and what we can supply. (contact details are at the bottom of the page)

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Payment and Shipping

Your order will be shipped as soon as we receive your payment in full. Domestic and international orders will be shipped via NZ Post or NZ Couriers at our discretion.


Make cheques payable to HortPlus (NZ) ltd and mark 'not negotiable'. Don't worry about cheque fees... all part of our service!

Visa/Master Card

You can e-mail your Visa number to us, or if you prefer send it by fax. See the bottom of the page for details.

Direct Credit

Contact us for bank account details for direct payment. See the bottom of the page for details.

Returns Policy

HortPlus stands behind its products. If you are not happy, we are not happy!

If a product is defective we will either replace it or refund the purchase price at your direction.

If for any other reason you are not entirely happy with your purchase and you would like to return it for full refund within 30 days of receipt, call us first then return the software, hardware, and any accompanying materials. For a full refund to be available any hardware must be returned in the same condition in which it was shipped to you.

Note that demo units are available for most of our products so you can try before you buy. We limit refunds to unit sales, eg if you are interested in purchasing 100 data loggers buy one and try before buying the 100!

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