Map overlays are a way to display additional information on the map. To view them, open the map view by selecting a watch zone or your current location from the home screen, then select the filter button in the top right, and choose which overlay you want from the list. Click the cross in the top right of the map filters pop-up window to return to the map. Filter options reset when you leave the map view and these do not affect your watch zone alerts.
There are currently the following overlays available in the app:
Fire Danger Ratings:
Displays the Fire Danger Ratings (FDR) for the next four days and includes total fire bans (TFB) if applicable. The FDR tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started and are forecast using Bureau of Meteorology data based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load. Click here for more info.
Heat Health Alerts:
Displays the location of Heat Health Alerts for the next four days. Heat Health Alerts are issued by the Department of Health & Human Services when heatwave conditions that are likely to impact on human health are forecast. Click here for more info.
Displays the location of rain using different colours to depict rainfall intensity. Click here for more info.
Displays the wind direction with arrows and wind speed as coloured areas. Click here for more info.
Displays the location of storm cells using different colours to depict rainfall intensity based on weather radar data. It identifies areas of potential thunderstorm activity and represents the area of activity as ovals. The arrows show the direction that the thunderstorms are heading and the three curves ahead of each oval show its expected position in 10, 20 and 30 minutes. Click here for more info.