Toowoomba’s new weather radar will provide South Burnett residents with a better view of the west

April 18, 2024

The new Toowoomba weather radar – now live on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website and the BOM Weather app – will improve the South Burnett’s view of incoming storms from the west.

BOM’s Senior Responsible Officer for Queensland, Dr Peter Stone, said the new radar would help to fill in current radar gaps to the west and south-west of Toowoomba.

The new Toowoomba radar will also improve the Bureau’s ability to make weather observations in the region and to warn the community about the potential impacts of severe weather as these events unfold.

The community, emergency services, and local industries such as agriculture, transport and tourism, will benefit from the latest radar technology.

It will enable industries and businesses to make better decisions when preparing for severe weather, and help farming businesses make more timely decisions about the movement of stock, chemical and fertiliser applications, and sowing and harvesting.

“The new radar will enable improved flood forecasting and better planning during severe weather events,” Dr Stone said.

The Toowoomba radar is last of four new radars built in Queensland as part of a $77.2 million commitment by the Federal Government. New radars at Richmond, Greenvale and Taroom were completed between 2021 and 2022.

Last year, BOM also undertook significant work to improve Queensland’s existing radar infrastructure.

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