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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
16.8170°S  145.6830°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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When size does matter: Drought forces new rules for hay trucks

11:56 EST

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, longer and higher hay loads on trucks will be allowed on state roads to take animal feed to farmers.

Embattled dairy farmer's social post gets supermarkets to implement 10-cent drought levy on milk

11:12 EST

Woolworths has responded to calls from the dairy industry by announcing it will increase the price of its milk by 10 cents a litre as part of a new special drought relief milk range.

Drought conditions in Australia spread north as Indonesia feels the bite of the big dry

11:03 EST

The drought in Australia is having an impact on its neighbours, with 5 million people in Indonesia suffering from an extended dry season.