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Newdegate Doppler Radar to improve weather services for the Wheatbelt

18/10/2016 - WA

Images from the Newdegate Doppler radar are now available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.

The Newdegate radar is the first of three Doppler radars that are part of a $23 million project managed by the Western Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Food, made possible by Royalties for Regions investment.

The images from the Newdegate radar will allow farmers to access real time information on rainfall and wind, and help transform... read more...

Statement on cyber security in the Bureau of Meteorology

12/10/2016 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology's systems are fully operational and the Bureau continues to provide reliable, ongoing access to high quality weather, climate, water and oceans information.

We continue to work with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and other partner agencies to protect, secure and improve our ICT systems.

As an operational agency, and part of Australia’s national critical infrastructure, the Bureau takes its responsibility for security,... read more...

Mackay weather radar upgrade to provide coverage around the clock

11/10/2016 - QLD

The Bureau of Meteorology has completed the installation of an automatic wind profiler at Mackay Turf Club, providing real-time wind measurements of the upper atmosphere in the Mackay region for use by pilots and forecasters.

Acting Queensland Regional Director Bruce Gunn said this now removes the requirement for wind observations by the weather radar at Mt Bassett, allowing continuous monitoring of rain and thunderstorms.

"These improvements in radar...

Bureau welcomes release of Technical Advisory Forum report

10/10/2016 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology welcomes the release of the second annual report of the Technical Advisory Forum established to advise the Bureau on the development and operation of the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT) dataset.

The Bureau is pleased to note the Forum finds the complex ACORN-SAT dataset is well maintained.

The Forum has reiterated the importance of adjusting data through the process of... read more...