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Images from Far North rain radar now live online

MetService Media Release

Issued Thursday 21 August 2014

Images from Far North rain radar now live online

From around 3pm today, images from the latest of MetService’s weather radars can be viewed live on its websites, metservice.com and m.metservice.com.

The Northland radar was officially opened at the end of July, with early imagery from the radar enabling MetService forecasters to provide very valuable information to Civil Defence and the public ahead of the June storms experienced in the region.

Since November 2011 MetService has provided the public with images from each of its weather radars that are updated in real time for the last hour (real time being every 7.5 minutes, the time it takes for a radar to scan its coverage area and send back an image), and hourly for the previous eight hours.

“By providing a more immediate view of incoming rain, we know we’re providing additional peace of mind for the public – along with the reassurance of MetService’s official Watches and Warnings ahead of severe weather events,” said MetService General Manager Communications Jacqui Bridges.

“We’re always looking at ways to enhance the weather information we provide to the public through our websites and social media, and we’re glad to be able to share this better view out to sea with the people of Northland.”

For more information about the new radar, visit MetService’s blog: http://blog.metservice.com/2014/08/launch-of-northland-rain-radar/

MetService is New Zealand’s national weather authority and a global leader in local weather, exporting New Zealand’s meteorological expertise to the world through its MetraWeather brand.


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