Weather radar to be out on Thursday


The island’s weather eye will be shut on Thursday for routime maintenance, it was announced today.

The Bermuda Airport Authority said the new $2 million radar system, commissioned last July and hit with teething troubles in its first few months, will be offline from 7am to 8pm for servicing.

Lester Nelson, the BAA chief executive, said, “I am pleased to report that since November 22 2019, weather radar system availability has been 96 per cent.”

The radar system, on Cooper’s Island, had several unplanned outages between July and November 2019, which have since been resolved.

The upgraded weather radar replaced the original system installed in 2004.

The airport authority said the radar system remained under the manufacturer’s warranty.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Mar 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm (Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm)

Weather radar to be out on Thursday

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts