Redlands gets a radar

Redland City’s the BOM…or will at least get a real-time Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) observation station late next year.

The weather station will be funded through a $150,000 grant from the State Government’s Natural Disaster Mitigation Program after Redland City Mayor Karen Williams lobbied for the funding.

At the moment real-time weather information to Redland City is not available with data delivered from the Brisbane Airport and ‘approximated’ for Redlands. Having local real-time information will be an invaluable resource to Redlands Local Disaster Management Group, as well as residents and visitors to the City.

Council will provide suitable land for the station for BOM to build the station, expected to be fully operational in time for next summer.

You can access Redlands local disaster planning information on the Redlands Disaster Plan website.