Parse local BOM daily coastal waters forecast XML file(s) and return a data frame for a specified state or territory or all Australia.
Required value of an Australian state or territory as full name
or postal code. Fuzzy string matching via
A string providing the directory location of the coastal forecast file(s) to parse. See Details for more.
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
The filepath argument will only accept a directory where files
are located for parsing. DO NOT supply the full path including the file name.
This function will only parse the requested state or all of Australia in the
same fashion as
get_coastal_forecast, provided that the files
are all present in the directory.
data.table of an Australia BOM
Coastal Waters Forecast. For full details of fields and units
returned see Appendix 5 in the bomrang vignette, use
vignette("bomrang", package = "bomrang") to view.
Forecast data come from Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Weather Data
Location data and other metadata 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,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
# parse the coastal forecast for Queensland #download to tempfile() using basename() to keep original name download.file(url = "ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/gen/fwo/IDQ11290.xml", destfile = file.path(tempdir(), basename("ftp://ftp.bom.gov.au/anon/gen/fwo/IDQ11290.xml")), mode = "wb") coastal_forecast <- parse_coastal_forecast(state = "QLD", filepath = tempdir()) coastal_forecast
Add the following code to your website.
For more information on customizing the embed code, read Embedding Snippets.