Weather Radar Systems

Weather radar stations are located all over Australia.

Some weather radar stations have a range of 300km.

This all comes down to line of sight and elevation profile of the land will impact the radar’s reach. 

I have measured radar blips as far as 27 km away

 

Terrey Hills BOM Weather Radar

The Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar and How It Can Predict Storms

Introduction: What is the BOM Weather Radar, and Why Does It Matter?

The Bureau of Meteorology weather radar is a tool that provides information on the forecasted weather. It can help you to know about the weather in a given area and keep you updated with the latest information.

Weather radar stations are located all over Australia. Some weather radar stations have a range of 256km.

This all comes down to line of sight and elevation profile of the land will impact the radar’s reach. 

Below are all the locations around Australia based off the Bureau of Meteorology.

How the BOM Weather Radar Works and How it Helps to Predict Storms

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is Australia’s national weather forecaster. It uses the latest technology to provide the most accurate forecast for any given area.

The BOM Weather Radar is one of the tools used by meteorologists these days, both in Australia and around the world, to observe atmospheric conditions. The radar operates on a 24-hour basis with continuous scanning of the atmosphere.

Benefits of the Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar to Australian Residents

The Bureau of Meteorology provides Australians with a lot of useful information including weather alerts, forecasts, and updates on the cyclones in the region.

It’s easy to see why Australians are so reliant on this service. It’s quick to use, has a well-designed interface that is easy to understand, and it provides invaluable information about what is happening in their area.

How the Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar Can Predict Future Storms for Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar is a website that provides you with accurate weather predictions for Australia. It also has a feature to predict the future storms for the country.

It uses historical data, satellite images, and radar scans to provide accurate forecasts. It can be used by both professionals and non-professionals alike.

How BOM Weather Radar Systems can affect your Home

As a Building Biologist, I have measured radar blips as far as 27 km away. These are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) at 2.68GHz frequencies that are pulsed from the weather radar system as it sweeps the terrain.

Doppler Weather Radar Systems pulse microwaves (which are electromagnetic radiation), but they also receive these microwave pulses. Historically, doppler radar operated in different frequency bands. These frequency bands are S-band (2-4 GHz), C-band (4-8 GHz), and X-band (8-12 GHz). However, increased interference from other wireless / microwave devices creates interference to the accuracy of the doppler weather radar systems. Subsequently, the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) moved to standardise the microwave frequency bands to the 2.7 to 2.9 GHz range for the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD). This has been adopted with these new weather radar systems.

Within 500 metres of the Weather Radar system, Radio Frequency (RF) EMF levels can measure up to 11,330 uW/m2.

When 5 to 10 kilometres away from the Weather Radar system, the levels measured from 300 to over 3000uW/m2.

The Terrey Hills Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar has a range of 300km, as confirmed by the CAWCR Technical Report No. 055 published on November 2012 (page 6).

This poses a problem for residential homes, especially sleeping areas. Exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation pulses 24×7 impacts our sleep. Occupants often become sensitised to EMF, often reporting symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, tinnitus and migraines.

If you live near a BOM weather radar system (similar to the picture above), then its highly recommended to get a Building Biologist to assess your home and provide suggestions for EMF shielding and reduce the levels as low as possible, or down to Building Biology precautionary levels.

 

Below are all the locations around Australia based off the Bureau of Meteorology.