Newcastle 256km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Newcastle Weather Watch Radar
New South Wales/ACT
32.7317°S  152.0250°E  84m AMSL

LocationLemon Tree Passage Radar TypeWSR 74 S Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Newcastle radar has a very good view in all directions and is the primary weather radar for the populated areas around Newcastle and the New South Wales central coast. It should provide useful weather information as far north as Port Macquarie, west to Wollemi National Park and South to Campbelltown. There is a tendency to observe areas of false echoes within approximately 100 kilometres of the radar over the sea. These anomalous propagations are easily identified and are displayed as a mass of low intensity echoes, constantly changing shape with no apparent direction of movement from one radar scan to the next. True rain echoes normally have a consistent direction of movement. This radar is often unable to detect light showers or drizzle beyond a range of 100 kilometres. Heavy rain over the radar site will cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation also occurs when the radar beam passes through an intense thunderstorm cell; the returned signal from cells further along that path will be reduced. Apart from these features, the radar performs well and gives a reasonably accurate representation of rainfall intensity.

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Weather News

Cyclone Veronica poses the biggest risk to the Pilbara in a decade, authorities warn

00:33 EDT

Western Australia's Pilbara coast is being pummelled by gale-force winds and torrential rain from Cyclone Veronica, with authorities warning the system poses the biggest risk to the region in a decade.

Cyclone Trevor's monster evacuation effort in Northern Territory 'almost certainly saved a life'

23:37 EDT

The biggest evacuation effort since Cyclone Tracy has seen all Territorians safely through a category four cyclone and "almost certainly saved life".

Northern Territory's Barkly region prepares for tropical low from Cyclone Trevor

18:01 EDT

Rekiara had hardly seen a drop of rain in her young life before today.