Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Bureau switches off Tennant Creek radar

Allyson Horn, Monday December 3, 2012 - 14:42 EDT

Tennant Creek residents say they have been promised the town's weather radar will not be torn down this year.

The radar was turned off at the weekend by the Bureau of Meteorology with plans to dismantle it today.

Residents have been protesting outside the site for several days, concerned about losing the source of local weather information.

Protester Kate Foran says the bureau has given a commitment that the radar will not be torn down immediately.

"The attitude here is, by turning it off, it's just as simple a process to turn it back on," she said.

"But our argument was once that tower's pulled down, we've got no chance of it ever being put back up again.

"So delaying that dismantlement was very important and it was to buy time to have some consultation."


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Scorching Night for Central NT

13:00 EDT

Parts of Central NT have had their hottest morning in 7 years.

Heat coming to Sydney next week a sign of things to come

12:59 EDT

Sydney is getting set for a scorching January, with a warm-up early next week.

Climate change means workdays need to change during heatwaves, public health official warns

11:08 EDT

Workplace changes will be needed to deal with more severe heatwaves and other impacts of climate change, a public health official has warned.