16 August, 2023
Weather radar is finally back online
LOCALS can again access the Cairns radar images after an upgrade to the tool was completed.
Bureau of Meteorology chief customer officer Peter Stone said the new radar system would provide accurate and timely weather information for local residents and industry, including aviation and resources, of Cairns and surrounding communities.
“The upgrades to the weather radar will provide improved severe storm prediction by detecting weather systems such as cyclones, as well as increase accuracy and reliability of the radar,” he said.
Mr Stone said the radar upgrade would also support emergency services to make informed time-critical decisions during severe weather events, to keep the community safe.
“The new technology in the Cairns weather radar provides improved coverage for Northern Queensland area and more comprehensive tropical cyclone and monsoon monitoring,” he added.