Kurnell Doppler, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 34° 00.887 E 151° 13.578
56H E 336221 N 6234786
Quick Description: "In March 1999, the Bureau of Meteorology installed an automatic weather station on Sydney Water land beside the reservoir on Kurnell headland."
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 3:20:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4RW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
Views: 10

Long Description:
"Most of Sydney's severe weather approaches from the southwest or the south. Kurnell, close to sea level and with an uninterrupted view of the horizon, was chosen for the Doppler Weather Radar installation to provide maximum warning of adverse weather to the heavily populated Sydney region."
"This Kurnell installation is a meteorological instrument that continuously monitors rainfall and wind fields within approximately 150 km of Kurnell, with greatest detail closer to the installation. The radar emits electromagnetic radiation which is directed upwards into the atmosphere and the information is transferred via telephone line twenty-four hours a day to weather forecasters who use the information for short-range weather forecasting and warning purposes. Identification of severe thunderstorm activity, including information on squall lines and hail, is foremost amongst these activities, although the strength and timing of arrival of southerly busters that periodically affect the Sydney coast can also be determined. Sea breezes too, and other wind changes, are monitored."
Website for the installation: (visit link)
Is the radar operational?: Yes

Radar Operator: Bureau of Meteorology

Radar Type: Doppler

Radar Website: [Web Link]

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