New radar for Weather Center
WILLEMSTAD - The Meteorological Service (Meteo) of Curaçao will soon have a new weather radar. With this new radar the Meteo can detect bad weather earlier for the ABC islands.
The old radar is not so specific and now so old that spare parts are difficult or impossible to get. The new radar accurately predicts rain areas, lightning, tornadoes and turbulence.
But it can also identify areas where hail is expected. This is of great importance to the aviation industry.
Meteo Curaçao, formerly known as the Meteorological Service of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba situated in Curaçao, was established in 1953 as an independent entity by a Governmental act under the Ministry of Traffic and Transportation of the Netherlands Antilles. Back then the Netherlands Antilles consisted of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Saba.