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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
16.8182°S  145.6630°E  652m AMSL

LocationSaddle Mountain Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

Cairns radar is situated approximately 9km NNW of Cairns airport at Saddle Mountain on the Kuranda range at a height of 652m above MSL. The radar has good visibility in all directions, though does have some limitations to the SSE looking over Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) at approximately 40 and 60km respectively.

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Weather News

Citizen scientists called on to map extent of drought killing native trees

08:49 EDT

While rain has arrived in some drought-affected areas, it has been too late for many native trees.

Flash flooding washes cars off roads in Queensland's south as the north cleans up

08:02 EDT

Flash flooding has cut roads on Queensland's Darling Downs after heavy rain overnight, while in the state's north locals are counting the cost of Cyclone Owen and it's record-breaking rain.

Man dies in floodwaters north of Townsville

21:35 EDT

A 18-year-old man has died after being swept away in flood-affected waters north of Townsville.

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