Eucla and Tennant Creek Site Automation and Radar Decommissioning

8 October - 12 December 2012

From Monday 8 October 2012, the Bureau of Meteorology will no longer have a staff member based at the Eucla (WA) Meteorological Office. All telephone enquiries made to the Eucla Office number will be redirected to the Esperance (WA) Meteorological Office.

From December 2012, the Bureau of Meteorology will no longer have a staff member based at the Tennant Creek (NT) Meteorological Office. All telephone enquiries made to the Tennant Creek Office number will be redirected to the Alice Springs (NT) Meteorological Office.

From Saturday 1 December 2012, the meteorological radar at Tennant Creek will cease operation.

From Wednesday 12 December 2012, the meteorological radar at Eucla will cease operation.


What changes will you see on the radar pages?

Radar products from Tennant Creek and Eucla previously accessible through the Bureau's internet site will no longer be available. The specific products, and associated web pages are:

Tennant Creek

Eucla


Where else can you get weather information about Tennant Creek and Eucla?

Observation products from satellite and automatic weather stations will continue to be made available through the Bureau's internet site:

Radar images from adjacent radar sites, some distance from Tennant Creek, can also be used with forecast information to understand developing weather systems in the Tennant Creek region. These sites include:

  • Halls Creek , 800 km northwest;
  • Gulf of Carpentaria (Mornington Is), 700 km northeast;
  • Katherine (Tindal), 650 km north;
  • Alice Springs, 500 km south; and
  • Mount Isa (from November 2012), 650 km east.

Radar images from adjacent radar sites, some distance from Eucla, can also be used with forecast information to understand developing weather systems in the Eucla region. These sites include:

  • Esperance, 800 km southwest;
  • Kalgoorlie, 800 km northwest.