Warragul Weather Station commissioned
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 16:54, Friday 21 February 2014
THE NEW Warragul Weather Station has been officially commissioned, paving the way for easier disaster relief claims and the region’s inclusion in state weather bulletins.
Pictured: the weather station. Photo supplied by the Baw Baw Shire Council.
The $150,000 station situated at the Nilma-Lillico Memorial Hall, Nilma North, was opened by the Baw Baw Shire and the Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon.
Half the funding for the station came from the Australian Government’s Natural Disaster Resilience Grant
Scheme, while the remaining $75,000 was provided by the council.
The station will allow more accurate reporting of weather across the region, aiding emergency assistance claims and warnings.
Data from the station will also provide other important regional weather information while contributing to the Bureau’s climate database.
The Baw Baw Shire has contacted television weather reporters to request Warragul be included on nightly weather maps. So far Network Ten has committed to including the forecast in tonight’s bulletin.
And the forecast for tomorrow? A maximum of 23 with a possible morning shower. You can find more forecasts at the Bureau of Meteorology website.
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