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The new South East Queensland weather radar has been updated to this new doppler unit and new location site...


Brisbane (Mt Stapylton) Doppler Radar




BoM Statement...




To provide advanced weather forecast and warning services for the Australian Community through new software applications, staff training, the installation of six modern Doppler radar systems in locations impacted by severe weather, and replacement of the Bureau's aging radars.




In 2003 the Commonwealth Government allocated over $62 million to allow the Bureau to modernise its radar network and supplement its Severe Weather Warning capabilities in key locations around the country. As part of the five-year project, it is proposed to replace 15 obsolete radars in the network and implement an enhanced Doppler radar capability in 6 locations. These Doppler radars will allow for the replacement of a further 5 radars in the network.


The new Doppler radars will have a capability beyond existing Doppler radars within the Bureau's network. The improvements will allow for an enhanced service delivery in terms of content, effectiveness and geographic coverage.


Time line:


Over the next five years several of the Bureau's current radars will be replaced and in some cases, new Doppler radars will be purchased. The time line of commissioned radars has been included below along with a list of areas being considered for a radar upgrade/replacement/relocation as part of the RNDSUP.


Installation Name Commissioning Date Radar type:


Williamtown June 2003 Replacement/Relocation


Learmonth Sept 2003 Replacement


Mt Gambier Mar 2004 Replacement


Gladstone Dec 2004 Replacement


Port Hedland Mar 2005 Replacement


Adelaide (Buckland Park) Oct 2005 New High Resolution Doppler


Tennant Creek Oct 2005 Replacement


Mackay Apr 2006 Replacement


Brisbane (Mt Stapylton) July 2006 New High Resolution Doppler


Charleville/Warrego July 2006 Replacement


Planned Future Radars


– Melbourne (Laverton)


– Sydney (Terrey Hills)


– Perth (Serpentine)


– Townsville (Mt Stuart)


– Mt Kanighan


– Yarrawonga


– Darwin Airport


– Tamworth Area


– Broome


– East Sale


Theweather detailwith the new radar is quite an improvement, check it out...


Cheers team,





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