Newdegate Doppler Radar to improve weather services for the Wheatbelt
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 the way they do business. Emergency services operating in the area will also benefit from the real time information available from the radar.
The radars are being built and maintained by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Doppler radars will also be installed at South Doodlakine and Watheroo, with all three expected to be operational by mid-2017.
For more information about the WA Wheatbelt Radars Project go to www.agric.wa.gov.au/r4r/doppler-radar-investment