Weather Together

Weather Together is a community weather data project.

The City of Greater Geelong is working with the community to improve the accuracy of local weather data.

Residents have volunteered to host weather sensors at their home or workplace to record temperature and humidity in different parts of the city where climate can vary significantly.

These real-time observations will provide a better understanding of climate variations across Greater Geelong. Weather Together is a way for community members to be actively involved in data collection, citizen science and real-world problem solving.

Why is this important?

Weather influences our day-to-day lives and can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. Heat and humidity affect our outdoor activities, our commute to school or work and can be detrimental to vulnerable populations and threatened wildlife.

The climate in Greater Geelong is changing. The effects of climate change, local geography, population growth and rapid urbanisation will see temperatures continue to rise.

This new data will help to monitor changes in real-time and lead to better understanding and action across sectors.

How do I get involved? 

The opportunity to host a Weather Together sensor in 2021 has closed, after considerable interest from the community.  If you would like to be notified of future opportunities to participate, please get in touch with the Smart City team

Where can I access the data?

The weather data is sent in real-time, via the LoRaWAN network, to the Geelong Data Exchange. This is the City's open, publicly accessible data platform.

Access Weather Together data  

Page last updated: Monday, 30 May 2022