The Australian Meteorological Association, AMETA  Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1969 to foster interest in, and advance the knowledge of, meteorology and related sciences.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or oceanography  and related disciplines. Regular meetings are held to inform members and promote community understanding of meteorological and related science and services. Please note that this website continues to be under redevelopment. We welcome any ideas that members or any other interested people might have on what should be included on this site - email your suggestions to Some recent AMetA Newsletters (aka Monana) may be viewed via the following links: 27 April 2015:  Subject: “Setting up an Automatic Weather Station”        Speaker: Mark Seaborn, BoM Technician.  Mark detailed his own experiences choosing and setting up a low-cost automatic weather station (AWS) at his home, and then connecting the data online to the Bureau of Meteorology Weather-on-the-Web (WOW) page, a collaborative project with the UK Met Office ( See the June 2015 newsletter at the link above for an overview of this talk. At the meeting, Mark provided handouts describing the procedures involved in setting up a personal AWS and publishing your weather data to the web. Copies are provided here for the Getting Started Guide and the WoW Cumulus Guide. 15 June 2015: Subject: “European settlement in tropical regions; a 20th Century view of possibilities and limitations”    Speaker: Cecile Cutler, PhD candidate, School of Environment, Flinders University. An overview of Cecile’s talk will be given in the August newsletter. NOTE: This meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, at which several key positions must be filled. Interested members are encouraged to nominate for one of these positions. Speaker: Chris Purton will be our speaker at the AGM – talking about meteorological aspects of wind farming – including noise effects. When:        6pm, Tuesday 25 August 2015 (TBC) Where: Level 4, Optus Building, corner South Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664