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Radar Details

Longreach Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
23.4300°S  144.2900°E  200m AMSL

LocationLongreach Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability0000-0915; 1030-1515; 1630-2115; 2230 -0000

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be "seen" out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).

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Weather News

Water Police advise to avoid the ocean as wild weather approaches the south-west

19:58 EST

Water Police are urging people across Western Australia's southern half, including Perth, to avoid the sea or ocean amid "atrocious" conditions.

Melbourne weather: 100kph wind gusts hit Victoria, emergency crews attend hundreds of calls

16:43 EST

Melbourne is mopping up after wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour hit the Victorian capital, while a severe weather warning remains in place across the state.

Unseasonable warmth heads east, taking records with it

14:43 EST

The past few days has seen the warmest July days in more than 50 years in parts of Western Australia, Saturday was South Australia and Victoria's turn and on Sunday the focus will be on New South Wales and Queensland.