Wimmera weather radar location finally announced
The location of the highly anticipated Wimmera Weather Radar has finally been announced, more than two years after funding was first announced.
The site chosen is near the Wimmera town of Rainbow, 105km north of Horsham, and was decided on after an extensive and detailed process to find a location to best suit the region and the wider Australian weather radar network.
The state-of-the-art dual polarised doppler radar - which will be known as the Rainbow Radar - is currently being constructed in Germany and is due to begin operating in mid-2020, if not sooner.
The Bureau of Meteorology's Victorian State Manager, Dr Andrew Tupper, said getting the project to this stage has been the result of great cooperation between the local community and the Victorian State government.
"The Australian Government, through the Bureau of Meteorology, and the Victorian Government, represented by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, have been working closely with the Wimmera Development Association on this important infrastructure project for the region," Dr Tupper said.