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BOM Upgrades Ceduna Weather Radar

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The Ceduna weather radar is set to see a significant upgrade that will provide the wider community with more reliable and up-to-date weather information.

To make the changes the radar will be offline for up to 8 weeks.

From Monday March 8th the Bureau of Meteorology will begin the installation of a new digital receiver and control system for the Ceduna radar.

Warnings and forecasts will continue to be published on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au and on the Bureau's Weather app.

The new radar system will improve the tracking of winds, quality of rainfall images and predictions for severe storms.

During the offline period people are encouraged to become familiar with the Bureau's range of alternative sources to find their local weather information.

The community can also access satellite images from the Himawari-8 satellite. These images are also available from the Bureau's website and show cloud cover and lightning strikes.

The Ceduna radar is one part of a complex weather observation network of around 11,000 assets including satellites, automatic weather stations and flood warning networks.

The Ceduna radar project is part of the most significant upgrade of Australia's radar and observation network in a generation.





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