For NWP Forecasts: The NWU-WRF: Online and Operational


To learn more about the radar and how to interpret the image click here

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Static Image


Detailed storm characteristics

Detailed storm characteristics is availible by clicking on the red polygon, or the black storm track. It is usefull to examine the static image below to see where interference is wrongly identified, and tracked, as a storm by the algorithm. Refresh your browser if the map box is missing.

Maximum dBZ

Click on “layer” to open radar overlay or refresh your browser if the map box is missing



The NWU-Lekwena Radar and The NWU-WRF is a test bed for students to learn and develop creative solutions related to weather forecasting and now-casting. This means that the radar and model can be switched off for maintenance or it could be broken on purpose in the name of learning. The radar and model should not be used as a tool to make any severe weather alerts as the South-African Weather Service is the only credible institution to do this. The products created here should only be viewed as a tool for the development of young scientists and something interesting to look at.