This project has delivered a state-of-the-art network of 30 weather stations, to the Riverland and Mallee, designed to observe localised meteorological phenomena.
The Mesonet network delivers a weather monitoring and warning system to provide highly accurate and targeted data on the development and presence of adverse conditions and other measures with the information freely available to the public.
The extensive telemetry of the network gives spray applicators accurate local weather information to reduce the risk of spray drift caused by inversions. It will also help protect water quality and reduce crop and pasture contamination therefore has wide industry support and significant financial contribution from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
Riverland Mallee Mesonet Brochure
Information from these towers is FREE to access on your smart phone, tablet or computer.
This project was led by the Ag Excellence Alliance, with funding from PIRSA’s Regional Growth Fund, with delivery supported by MSF in the SA Mallee region.