Weather radar network renewal project timescales
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Its rollout has been split into four phases.
Phase 1 Software Installation
Cyclops-D3 was rolled-out to the whole network during winter 2010-2011.
Phase 2 Resilience/Doppler upgrade
This installed a new Transmitter with Doppler capability at each radar. The full network was upgraded between December 2011 and December 2012.
Phase 3 Infrastructure upgrade
This phase addresses the Health & Safety requirement to fit stairs to the top of the tower at all sites and will carry out structural repairs where needed. Each site will be non-operational for between six to eight weeks to address these requirements. The first tower upgrade was completed at Wardon Hill. Phases three and four have been combined to reduce the total down time of each radar as much as possible.
Phase 4 Dual Polarisation/Resilience upgrade
This involves the installation of a new dual channel receiver, dual polarisation antenna and high specification radome. The required outage time for this work is three to four weeks. Once installed the full radar system will be performance tested for eight weeks prior to it being returned to operational status.
If you would like to speak to the Water team about any of the planned work during the Weather Radar Network Renewal Project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current proposed schedule is:
|Chenies||September 2012||November 2012||March 2013|
|Thurnham||April 2012||June 2012||August 2013|
|Castor Bay||January 2013||April 2013||July 2013|
|Predannack||February 2013||June 2013||September 2013|
|Thurnham||May 2013||June 2013||December 2013|
|Cobbacombe||September 2013||December 2013||May 2013|
|Hameldon Hill||March 2014||April 2014||August 2014|
|Hill of Dudwick||March 2014||June 2014||September 2014|
|Ingham||September 2014||November 2014||February 2015|
|Clee Hill||February 2015||May 2015||August 2015|
|Holehead||March 2016||June 2016||September 2016|
|Crug-Y||September 2016||November 2016||March 2017|
|High Moorsley||May 2016||July 2016||November 2016|
|Dean Hill||October 2016||February 2017||May 2017|
|Munduff Hill||May 2017||July 2017||January 2018|
|Lewis||May 2017||August 2017||November 2017|
|Jersey||N/A||June 2016||September 2016|