Media coverage of the NWU-Lekwena Radar
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Radar Launch Video
Department of Environmental Affairs Press Release
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has officially launched a state-of-the-art North West University (NWU) Lekwena Weather Radar, a weather radar network that provides a high-end scientific tool to study and quantify storms and precipitation. The launch took place in Potchefstroom today, Thursday 22 March 2018, a day before the international community commemorates the World Meteorological Day, marked annually on 23 March. This year’s theme is “weather-ready, climate-smart.”
North West University Press Release
The NWU Lekwena Weather Radar is the result of a three-year study commissioned by the Water Research Commission, to develop a rainfall estimation algorithm, using rainfall data from the new dual polarized Doppler radar, and validate it against a dense rain gauge network.
SABC News: North West University to revamp old weather radars
Minister for Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has welcomed innovation by the Climatology Research Unit of the North West University on revamping old weather radar built around the 1970’s into 1980’s.
Traveler24.com News Article
Cape Town - South Africa’s meteorological science field got a big new shiny weather radar on Thursday which can study and quantify storms and precipitation.
North West University’s (NWU) Lekwena Weather Radar was launched by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and the SA Weather Service in Potchefstroom, just in time for the World Meteorological Day on 23 March