I am not very experienced in GIS in general, but I am trying to add a WMS layer into a QGIS map.

The issue is that this particular layer includes extra parameters.

It's from http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/, and the specific layer I am trying to bring in is IDZ73013.

When I try to add it in, it doesn't show on the map, probably because I need to specify the rest of the query params. See below example from a URL the website itself sends:


I believe my issues is because I need to pass the BASETIME and TIMESTEP parameters to QGIS, so it can get the right forecast image, but I am not entirely sure how to.

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As a workaround it is possible to create the connection to include the extra parameters.

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The GetCapabilities does not contain the extra parameters so these selections are also needed

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Then QGIS shows the map. For using another basetime the connection URL must be edited first.

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  • Thanks mate, this is great! But how were you able to use the same color scheme as the website?
    – pauloeavf
    Commented Sep 5, 2023 at 6:38

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