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Coastal radar upgrade to make WA’s weather service nation’s best

25 Jan 2019 4:08 PM - $4.6 million to upgrade Western Australia's coastal radar network to Doppler capability

State Government has committed $4.6 million to upgrade the Bureau of Meteorology's Geraldton and Albany facilities to Doppler capability.

The improvements will generate valuable data on rainfall intensity and wind speed and direction, updated every six minutes on the Bureau's and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's websites.

The enhanced radar service, together with the department's network of 175 weather stations, will enable agribusinesses to make more informed, data driven decisions while also providing crucial information to emergency services.

Full media statement: Coastal radar upgrade to make WA’s weather service nation’s best