Weather watching in Western Australia just got a whole lot easier....
During July, an extensive network of 40 brand spanking new MEA weather stations rolled out across Western Australia - all thanks to the Department of Agriculture and Food WA and the Royalties for Regions program.
The network will cover more than 1,150 kilometres from Geraldton to Esperance and will play a key role in climate research and provide invaluable information during any major bushfire event!
However, the main drive of the network is the desire to help local growers and irrigators make informed decisions about irrigation scheduling; disease monitoring and prediction; and determining spray programs.
It was definitely time to up the ante with it becoming increasingly recognised that gut feel and instinct are no longer enough to make smart on-farm decisions.
Farmers embracing the digital age, now have access to valuable local weather data at their fingers tips for free – they can monitor temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall from their desktop computer or mobile phone!
Big congratulations to DAFWA for the foresight and desire to support growers across WA.
Not a grower?
Well - why not tap into the network to check out the weather at your next rural holiday destination!
The network now boasts 83 weather stations. Surely there is one near you!!!
|Binnu||Holt Rock||Moora||Salmon Gums|
|Carnarvon||Kalannie||Mt. Barker||South Perth|
|Chapman Valley||Katanning||Mt. Buraminya||Vasse|
|Dardanup||Lake King||Mt. Howick||Waroona|
|East Beverley||Lancelin East||Mullewa||Wellstead|