Cairns 128km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

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

Tropical Cyclone Oma could still directly impact us, here's what you need to know

20:08 EDT

We're being warned Tropical Cyclone Oma will be close enough in the coming days to produce direct impacts along the Queensland and New South Wales coast.

The responsibility and privilege of covering the Townsville floods

19:29 EDT

As people in North Queensland continue to deal with the impact of extreme flooding, ABC News reporter Allyson Horn, Townsville-based broadcaster Patrick Hession and radio producer Chloe Chomicki explain what was involved in covering the disaster and keeping the community informed.

Cyclone Oma to bring gale-force winds but may not cross Queensland coast, BOM says

18:50 EDT

A cyclone watch has been issued for a large stretch of the east coast from Bundaberg in Queensland to Ballina in New South Wales.