The Bureau of Meteorology has completed the construction of a replacement weather watch radar in Darwin today, with real-time imagery now available on the
Bureau’s website. 

“The upgrade will improve the reliability of the radar, benefitting those living and working in the Northern Territory. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham.

“The upgrade of the Berrimah radar ensures a continuation of reliable radar services for the Darwin and wider Northern Territory community well into the future,” Senator Birmingham said. 

“A range of sectors rely on the information provided by the Bureau when planning weather-sensitive activities; including tourism, agriculture, fishing, mining and resources and Government agencies. 

“Territorians also enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits and accurate information about the weather can help people ensure they are well equipped for the weather conditions.

“Bureau of Meteorology staff have worked hard to ensure the installation and testing of the radar was completed prior to the arrival of our first tropical cyclone for the season.”

Earlier this month, the Bureau completed a major upgrade to its forecast and warning services for the Northern Territory, with 96 locations receiving 7-day forecasts for the first time. 

“The Bureau is providing Territorians with more information than ever before,” Senator Birmingham said.