The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) wants to take Tasmania's highly skilled local weather forecasters to Melbourne or Brisbane.

These highly skilled BoM staff members - who specialise in Tasmanian weather - are essential to providing forecasts that our state’s residents, businesses and emergency service workers rely on. In times of fire and flood, Tasmanian BoM forecasters provide accurate forecasts to prioritise support and assistance.

The local knowledge of Tasmania’s forecasters is critical to providing the best weather forecasts for local communities. Forecasters with local knowledge and experience are better equipped to ensuring that fishermen, farmers and emergency personnel continue to receive accurate and up to date information.

Our Island State should continue to have its dedicated team of local forecasters remain here.

Please add your name to protect local forecasting jobs.