Radar love (lost)

Pommy bastard 13 April 2009 29

At the BOM radar site, all is not well

Any keen weather watcher, like me, will be bemoaning the loss of the Captains Flat* radar. It would have to go down now, just when we are actually GETTING some weather for a change.

All I’m getting at the website is;


    Latest Image
    Radar Equipment Failure 11-04-2009
    Start time: Unknown
    Duration: Unknown hours

Although if you are desperate you can go to the Sydney 256 loop, and watch that. Though somehow it’s not the same…

*”Captain’s Flat what” I often wonder…

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29 Responses to Radar love (lost)
Danman Danman 11:55 am 03 Jun 09

Umm I may be late but it is working for me.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:39 am 03 Jun 09

Still one has to keep up standards, even if onlt by proxy!

farnarkler farnarkler 11:34 am 03 Jun 09

Not these days PB. You must’ve been away from the UK for too long. Things have changed there and not for the better.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:09 am 03 Jun 09

One is either born British, or one is not British sir!

peterh peterh 10:28 am 03 Jun 09

Thumper said :

My cat goes and sits in the rain….

Then again he is a british shorthair…

I just stand in the rain and enjoy it. does that make me a british idiot?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 9:58 am 03 Jun 09

Ah, rain on the sensor, yes, that would explain it.

Thumper Thumper 9:31 am 03 Jun 09

My cat goes and sits in the rain….

Then again he is a british shorthair…

ant ant 9:27 am 03 Jun 09

It’s not used to rain. Like my dog. He was born in Yass in 06 and gets very upset at rain. It is not meant to be there.

I suspect that the BOM is not funded quite enough these days to do maintenance and stuff, and when your funding is chopped by federal politicians, I guess the first facility you might want to let go on the fritz is the radar servicing them and their departments. Just sayin’.

Whatsup Whatsup 8:55 am 03 Jun 09

I think rain causes it to lose the plot. After so long without rain the software thinks there must be some kind of error and crashes.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:02 am 03 Jun 09

It’s gone p-h-u-u-u-t again… Grrrrrr

jennybel75 jennybel75 11:59 am 18 Apr 09

Radar is back as of 12pm today (18 April)



Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:02 pm 14 Apr 09

Note from the page:
Please note that images from Canberra radar are currently unavailable. The expected restoration of the service is on the afternoon of Wednesday, 15th of April. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:00 pm 14 Apr 09

Has anyone contacted BoM to see wtf is going on?

TP 3000 TP 3000 4:58 pm 13 Apr 09

None of them picked up the pouring rain that just went through Weston Creek/Woden Valley/Tuggeranong Valley. Kambah had like .2mm

Deckard Deckard 4:33 pm 13 Apr 09

I think that weatherzone, who also supply the images for the Country Energy site, get their radar data from the Bureau of Meteorology anyway. They just change the colour of the rain.

So that Country Energy one above is a composite image of all the radars in NSW. The Captains Flat one will still be down so any rain around here won’t be as detailed as it’ll still be data from the Sydney and Wagga radars.

TP 3000 TP 3000 3:59 pm 13 Apr 09

I either follow the Country Energy Radar or Foxtel weather. The funny thing rhttp://www.weatherzone.com.au there radar for Canberra on Saturday was 24 hours behind.

Adza Adza 2:48 pm 13 Apr 09

The Captain’s Flat radar never used to be there anyway… always use to check Wagga 256km radar before CF came online.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 2:23 pm 13 Apr 09

You said :

I know of a pretty good solution.

Go outside and look up.

I don’t even need to go outside, thanks to my new bathroom exhaust fan! Whenever there’s precipitation about it very reliably deposits a sample on my bathroom floor 🙂

I miss the radar too. Thanks for the link deye.

Deckard Deckard 2:19 pm 13 Apr 09

Or you can use the 512km composite image and get them both in the one shot.

monomania monomania 1:51 pm 13 Apr 09

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

Although if you are desperate you can go to the Sydney 256 loop, and watch that. Though somehow it’s not the same…

The same from the Wagga Wagga radar

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