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Four Doppler Radars to Be Installed by Mid-April


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Four new Doppler radars are being installed to improve the functionality of the Department of Meteorology. The radar will be situated in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Long Island and Abaco. Currently, the only radar system, stationed on New Providence, is being refurbished and upgraded to be established in Ragged Island later. The contract for the radar system was awarded to Vaisala, a Finnish company, at a cost of $20 million. On completion, the entire Bahamas will be under full radar coverage. In addition, the company will install nine more weather stations.

The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Weather Station at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday, March 15, 2017...

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