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 is currently 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 webmaster@ameta.org.au. NEW: Our Photo Gallery was launched recently. Subject: “A season forecasting on the ice”   Speaker: Tina Donaldson, Forecasting Meteorologist, South Australian Regional Forecasting Centre, Bureau  of Meteorology. When:        5.30pm, Monday  18 August 2014 Where: Conference Room. Bureau of Meteorology,  25 College Road, Kent Town. SA Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 A copy of the AMetA June 2014 Newsletter (aka Monana) may be viewed here. Dr Elisabeth Donnell, Weatherzone, described Weatherzone’s concensus forecasting model, Opticast (TM).  Ongoing work in dust dispersion modelling and development of a lightning prediction tool were also  presented. This meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. Only those committee positions that are currently  vacant will be up for election at this year’s AGM. Members are reminded that annual subscriptions of $15  p.a. become due from the date of the AGM.