Two solar panels were stolen from the roof of the weather station at Low Head.Two solar panels stolen from the Low Head weather station will affect fire weather forecasts and coastal warnings for the region unless found or replaced, says the Bureau of Meteorology.
The 1-square-metre panels were taken with a voltage regulator between Wednesday afternoon and yesterday morning.
Brendan McMahon, of the Bureau of Meteorology, said the actual cost of replacing the equipment was unknown and predictably expensive.
“There is also the intangible cost of information, especially at this time of the year with fire weather forecasting and coastal weather forecasts,” he said.
“The information it normally provides is used for weather forecasts, day-to-day warnings, and information gathered is used throughout Australia and the world, so it’s a significant weather station.”
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