Department notifies growers of Doppler radar outages
Grainbelt growers are advised that the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has announced planned outages for its three Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Doppler radars, with upgrade work to begin this month.
The DPIRD-owned Doppler radars, which are located throughout WA’s grain growing regions at Newdegate, South Doodlakine and Watheroo will go offline at different times over the next two months, to allow BoM to complete necessary upgrades and maintenance work
Each radar will be offline for 10-12 days.
These radars provide real-time information that is used by forecasters to generate weather predictions and issue severe weather warnings and by stakeholders and members of the public.
They will not be available for the following periods:
Newdegate - 9am Tuesday 14 August, to 11am Friday 24 August,
South Doodlakine - 9am Tuesday 28 August, to 11am Thursday 13 September
Watheroo - 9am Tuesday 18 September, to 11am Friday 28 September