Portable Automatic Weather Station
Monitoring the Weather
A Portable Automatic Weather Station (Paws) is a trailer mounted, self contained automatic weather monitoring station, which directly connects to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and provides real time data on the conditions of a selected area.
These PAWS units are taken to a location predetermined by the Operations Section of an incident, or by BOM to provide planning data for prescribed burns or severe weather information.
Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit