Cairns 256km Radar/Lightning

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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

Cyclone Trevor strengthens to category three as it nears Far North Queensland coast

12:20 EDT

The community of Lockhart River will go into lock down this afternoon as Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor heads towards the Queensland coast, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Darwin's underground power project restarts but could take 30 years to finish

09:50 EDT

Waiting out a cyclone with the lights on may still be 30 years away for many Darwin residents, despite a decades-old program designed to protect its power supply being restarted.