Provides functions to interface with Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data, fetching data and returning a tidy data frame of précis forecasts, current weather data from stations, ag information bulletins, historical weather data and downloading and importing radar or satellite imagery.

Credit for the name, bomrang, goes to Di Cook, who suggested it while attending the rOpenSci AUUnconf in Brisbane, 2016, upon seeing the vignette that we had assembled during the Unconf.

Quick Start

Install the stable release from CRAN.


Or from GitHub for the version in development.

if (!require("remotes")) {
  install.packages("remotes", repos = "")

install_github("ropensci/bomrang", build_vignettes = TRUE)

Using bomrang

Several functions are provided by bomrang to retrieve Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data. A family of functions retrieve weather data and return tidy data frames;

A second group of functions retrieve information pertaining to satellite and radar imagery,

Vignettes are provided illustrating examples of all functions and a use case.