[ASC-media] Media Alert: National Weather Tipping Contest

Science Media jca-media at starclass.com.au
Wed Jul 23 10:26:46 EST 2003


July 23, 2003


Reckon you know what the weather'll do tomorrow? Here's your big chance to prove you're the Australian champ.

Wager on the Weather is a nationwide competition to find Australia's canniest weather forecaster - amateur or professional.

One of the highlights of National Science Week 2003, Wager on the Weather  is open to all Australians - old, young, urban, rural, scientific or hunch-driven.

The web-based competition challenges contestants to register their forecast daily during National Science Week.

Armed with the latest in C21st weather prediction technology from the Bureau of Meteorology's website, or Grandpa's mouldy bit of seaweed from the back shed, would-be forecasters will pit their skills (and luck) against the pros.

Entry is free.  All you have to do is fill in your predictions for tomorrow's weather - maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall - in 11 Australian towns and cities on the web each day.

Like a footy tipping competition you can follow your own progress against aspiring forecasters across the continent and against the experts.  If you're good enough, you may even beat them.

You'll be able to form syndicates with workmates, school friends, your family, social group or sporting club. 

You'll be able to read the experts' tips - and see where they get it wrong.

You may win a prize - or dine out for years on proving you're Australia's shrewdest weather tipper.

It's a lot of fun - but at the same time you'll probably pick up a few things you didn't know about the weather that has such a huge impact on our industries, lifestyle and safety - and the importance of the science of meteorology to everyday life.

So stop talking about the weather, and do something about it by registering your interest online for Wager on the Weather at: www.scienceweek.info.au

More information:

National Science Week 
Telephone: 						(02) 6205 0281
Mobile:						(0407) 781 891 
Facsimile: 						(02) 6207 0072
Email: Ruth.Carr at orac.net.au

For more information about National Science Week 2003


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