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Weathernews Enables Users of the Orange High Speed Network to Experience Weather Like Never Before -- Orange users can now Create Their Very Own Weather Page - "My Weathernews" --

Sydney, Australia, (18 January, 2005) Weathernews Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Weathernews Inc., the world's largest publicly traded full service weather company, today announced that on 12 January, weather content to Orange users with a CDMA WAP enabled phone was successfully launched.

Using high speed CDMA network technology combined with simple plans and low flat call rates, Orange provides customers with the best value mobile service in the Australian marketNow, with access to Weathernews content, Orange users are able to make more proactive decisions on how weather affects their plans. From 4 day forecasts for all capital cities, major towns, sporting facilities, airports, and golf courses from around Australia and the latest local conditions, in addition to the latest Coastal Forecasts issued by the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Weathernews content makes this a reality.

More importantly, Orange users can create a unique weather page - "My Weathernews" on their handsets. Via a simple setup, the user can select a "My Weathernews" location, which will then display that location's 4 day forecast and latest conditions as their very own weather page. Weathernews 4 day forecasts show not only expected weather conditions, but also expected maximum and minimum temperature, chance of rain, as well as sunrise and sunset.

Orange users can access Weathernews content by simply going to Weather listed on the Orange WAP homepage from their phones. One click and you're there!

Weathernews is also pleased to announce that it is working closely with Orange to bring color satellite, radar, and weather icons to Orange users in the very near future, not to mention Weather Warnings, and Rain Alerts.

Weathernews Inc.

Weathernews Inc. is the world's largest private weather service company.
It is the only global weather contents provider that has over 600 staffs (including more than 350 meteorologists) in 31 offices in the main cities around the world.
Weathernews offers a full range of weather content services based on a solid man & machine shareware system. In November 2003, Weathernews became the first weather service company ever listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4825).