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  • 2024-02-06 –
    The Bureau of Meteorology will be conducting essential system maintenance. Our services will be unavailable 
    between 30 minutes and up to 45 minutes during the following time:
    
    •	12:30 pm Wednesday 14 Feb 2024 to 01:30 pm Wednesday 14 Feb 2024 AEDT.
    
    During this maintenance period, the ASWFC will be unable to:  
    •	issue forecast updates  
    •	issue warning updates. 
    
    During the maintenance period, users will not be able to access: 
    •	Real-time Space Weather Data Services or FTP data 
    
    The Bureau apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance. 
    We take the reliability of our service provision very seriously and all steps have been taken to minimise any disruption. 
    
    In the case of severe weather, maintenance will be rescheduled. 
    
    If you need to contact the Bureau's space weather capability during the
    maintenance period, please call: 
    •       Manager, Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre –  08 8366 2628
     
    Yours sincerely,  
    
    Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre
    
    
  • 2024-01-31 –
    The Bureau of Meteorology will be conducting essential system maintenance. Our services will be unavailable 
    between 30 minutes and up to 45 minutes during the following time:
    
    •	12:30 pm Tuesday 6 Feb 2024 to 01:30 pm Tuesday 6 Feb 2024 AEDT.
    
    During this maintenance period, the ASWFC will be unable to:  
    •	issue forecast updates  
    •	issue warning updates. 
    
    During the maintenance period, users will not be able to access: 
    •	Real-time Space Weather Data Services or FTP data 
    
    The Bureau apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance. 
    We take the reliability of our service provision very seriously and all steps have been taken to minimise any disruption. 
    
    In the case of severe weather, maintenance will be rescheduled. 
    
    If you need to contact the Bureau's space weather capability during the
    maintenance period, please call: 
    •       Manager, Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre –  08 8366 2628
     
    Yours sincerely,  
    
    Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre
    
    
  • 2023-11-30 –
    The Bureau of Meteorology will be conducting essential system maintenance. Our services will be unavailable 
    between 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes during the following time 
    (rescheduled from previous planned maintenance due to severe weather):
    
    •	11:35 pm Monday 4th Dec 2023 to 00:05 am Tuesday 5th Dec 2023 AEDT.
    
    During this maintenance period, the ASWFC will be unable to: 
    •	receive telephone calls via standard telephone numbers 
    •	issue forecast updates  
    •	issue warning updates. 
    
    During the maintenance period, users will not be able to access: 
    •	Real-time Data Services or FTP data 
    •	Climate Data subscribers and access to Climate Data Online 
    •	Weather Data Services 
    •	SSUWeb industry solutions  
    •	Defence Meteorological Services. 
    
    The Bureau apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance. 
    We take the reliability of our service provision very seriously and all steps have been taken to minimise any disruption. 
    
    In the case of severe weather, maintenance will be rescheduled. 
    
    If you need to contact the Bureau's space weather capability during the
    maintenance period, please call: 
    •       Manager, Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre –  08 8366 2628
     
    Yours sincerely,  
    
    Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre
    
    
  • 2023-11-15 –
    The Bureau of Meteorology will be conducting essential system maintenance. 
    Our services will be unavailable between 15 minutes and up to 1 hour during these times: 
    •	11:35 pm Wednesday 15 November 2023 to 00:35 am Thursday 16 November 2023(AEDT) 
     
    During the maintenance period, the Bureau will be unable to: 
    •	receive telephone calls via standard telephone numbers 
    •	issue forecast updates  
    •	issue warning updates. 
     
    During the maintenance period, users will not be able to access: 
    •	Real-time Data Services or FTP data 
    •	Climate Data subscribers and access to Climate Data Online 
    •	Weather Data Services 
    •	SSUWeb industry solutions  
    •	Defence Meteorological Services. 
     
    Some Bureau products and services may experience data delays between 00:35 am and 6:00 am (AEDT) 
    Thursday 16 November 2023. 
     
    The Bureau apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance. 
    We take the reliability of our service provision very seriously and all steps have been taken to minimise any disruption. 
     
    In the case of severe weather, maintenance will be rescheduled. 
    
  • 2023-10-18 –
    There will be service disruption from the Australian Space Weather 
    Forecasting Centre. The disruption will commence on Friday 20th October 
    2023 at approximately 03:00pm AEDT and is expected to last about 48 hours
    and will affect Australian geomagnetic products. This includes:
     
    • Geomagnetic alerts (including geomagnetic sudden impulse alerts)
    • Aurora alerts
    • Disturbance Storm Time (DST) index
    • Australian K-index map and plots
    • Pc3 index map and plots
    • GIC map
    • A-index plots
    • Australian magnetograms
    • Severe Space Weather Event notification service
     
    If you need any assistance during this period, please contact the
    Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre on 08 8366 2628 (between
    07:30am-07:00pm AEDT) or email aswfc@bom.gov.au.
    
  • 2023-08-07 – Planned SWS internal maintenance works 9 Aug 2023. Possible interruption of some data flows to this site 1130-1230 AEST that may impact the API and product updates.
  • 2023-07-21 –
  • 2023-07-21 –
  • 2023-07-03 – Maintenance works will result in 2 x 3-5 minute outages to the APIs and product updates on the website during on the 4th July 2023, between 2 and 7 UTC.
  • 2023-06-08 – We are aware of a current issue with the TEC maps on this page. At times these plots are not functioning correctly. A fix is currently being investigated.
  • 2022-10-26 – Planned SWS internal maintenance works 16 Nov 2022. Possible interruption of some data flows to this site 1130-1230 AEDT
  • 2022-09-30 – Services derived from geomagnetic data may have limited availability during the period 07:30-09:30 UTC 2022-09-30 due to maintenance work.
  • 2022-05-08 – Services derived from geomagnetic data may have limited availability during the period 01:00-03:00 UTC 2022-05-09 due to maintenance work.
  • 2022-03-31 – The Space Weather Services Website and API maintenance has been completed successfully. Access to the Space Weather Services FTP site is now available from ftp-out.sws.bom.gov.au. Access via direct IP address, is no longer possible.
  • 2022-03-22 – The Space Weather Services Website and API will undergo maintenance during the following maintenance window.
    Maintenance window: 30 March 14:00 AEDT – 31 March 2022 14:00 AEDT
    Important information:
    Users should not experience any outage, however a service interruption of up to 30 minutes may be possible during this time.
    Following this maintenance access to the Space Weather Services FTP service will be from ftp-out.sws.bom.gov.au. Access via direct IP address will no longer be possible.
  • 2022-02-07 – Possible interruptions to the geomagnetic data flow 0030-0130 UTC 9 Feb 2022 due to system maintenance.
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