The figure provided below Illustrates the process used by Australian Bureau of meteorology to forecast the weather.
There are four stages in the process, beginning with the collection of the data regarding the weather. This Information is then anaylesed, prepared to presentation, and finally broadcast to the public.
Looking at the first and second stages of process, there are the ways of gathering information and three ways of analysing it. Firstly, incoming data can be received by satellite and presented four analysing as a satellite photo. The same data can be passed to a radar station and presented on a radar screen or synoptic chart. Secondly, incoming information may be collected directly radar station and analysed on a synoptic chart.
At the the third stage of the process, the weather broadcast is prepared on the computers. Finally, all Information is delivered to the public on television, on the radio or as a recorded telephone announcement.