SWIRLnet About us

About us


The Surface Weather Relay and Logging Network enables the study of wind fields impacting communities during cyclonic weather. The robust light weight weather stations can be rapidly deployed and provide real time data for use by authorities and the public as cyclones cross the coast.

Currently there are six SWIRLnet weather stations that record and store detailed data including wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity and pressure. Ten minute summaries of the data are uploaded via the mobile network providing localised real time data during events.

Why SWIRLnet

Wind speed measurement systems are sparse in the tropical regions of Australia. Accurate measurement of tropical cyclone wind speeds impacting communities is vital in assessing safety during events and relating damage to actual wind forces to inform and improve building design, construction methods and building materials.