The Bureau of Meteorology has introduced push notifications on its BOM Weather app to provide more targeted advice to communities during severe weather.
The push notifications will include six types of weather warnings; tropical cyclone, fire weather, flood, tsunami, severe thunderstorms and severe weather.
“People can now turn on push notifications for their set location and the BOM Weather app will proactively alert them when warnings are issued for those areas,” said Decision Support Services General Manager Sandy Whight.
“Once installed and enabled, a notification will appear on the person’s device’s lock screen whenever a warning is issued that is relevant to your set location, and they can also select which type of notifications they would like to receive.
“We encourage everyone to stay up to date with our current warnings and forecasts, especially throughout severe weather seasons, and this new function will make it even easier to access simple weather information at their fingertips.”
The apps needs to be updated or the latest version installed for the push notifications feature to work.
The BOM Weather app provides Australia’s most trusted weather information directly from the source.