Cairns 128km 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

Good Friday cold blast in Albany brings April snow to WA for first time in 49 years

01:38 EST

Western Australia's south west has received an unexpected surprise this Good Friday, with snowfall on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range.

Perth homes damaged, power cut as severe cold front tears across south-west WA

17:23 EST

A severe cold front has brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and plummeting temperatures to Perth and southern WA, with thousands of properties blacked out and the roof of one house ripped off.

Wintery front blasts Western Australia

14:56 EST

In what is shaping up to be the coldest April day in more than four decades for some parts of Western Australia, the Easter weekend will likely remain cold for much of the southwest of the state.