[First filed: February 19, 2007 @ 14:58]
With storms yesterday and predicted for every day this week, the Canberra BOM weather radar has chosen a bad time to go off line. The statement on the relevant page is:
CANBERRA RADAR IS U/S UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ANY INCONVENIENCE IS REGRETTED.
I presume U/S means “up sh*t creek”?
As an alternative you can get an idea what is happening around Canberra from the Wagga radar:
However you should note that the Wagga radar tends to be rather less sensitive than the rest of them. Used to live right in the middle of the Wagga and Yarrawonga sites and the difference for the same storms was always remarkable. So a storm that might be up in the reds and higher here may only be in the yellows on the Wagga screen.
UPDATED: It’s back! and there was much rejoicing! How much does it cost to set up one of these things?