Fetch the BOM daily précis forecast and return a tidy data frame of the seven day town forecast for a specified state or territory.
Australian state or territory as full name or postal code.
Fuzzy string matching via
Allowed state and territory postal codes, only one state per request
or all using
Australian Capital Territory (will return NSW)
New South Wales
Australia, returns forecast for all states, NT and ACT
Tidy data frame of a Australia BOM précis seven day forecasts for select
towns. For full details of fields and units returned see Appendix 2 in the
bomrang vignette, use
vignette("bomrang", package = "bomrang")
Forecast data come from Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Weather Data Services http://www.bom.gov.au/catalogue/data-feeds.shtml
Location data and other metadata for towns come from the BOM anonymous FTP server with spatial data ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/home/adfd/spatial/, specifically the DBF file portion of a shapefile, ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/home/adfd/spatial/IDM00013.dbf
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