ILOILO CITY: A modern doppler weather radar is now operating in Iloilo City for accurate weather and forecasting reports aside from informing farmers and the public on the climate condition in Western Visayas. Engr. Ronaldo Naragdao, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) chief here, said the radar and building cost more than P120 million, installed on a 2,000-square-meter lot inside the Western Visayas Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) in Jaro district. The radar is operating 24 hours in 2700-2900 MHz in S Band suited for detecting heavy rains at very long range up to 400 kilometers and best in severe weather performance. Pagasa has already installed 15 units of radar in the entire country which also act as thunderstorm and precipitation advisory.