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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
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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Channel Country gets three weeks' notice of floods after rain 700km away

06:49 EDT

Few landscapes allow for communities to have month-long flood preparations, but for Queensland's Channel Country floods can be predicted weeks in advance.

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22:09 EDT

Steve Jory made it back to his home in Tathra, on the New South Wales south coast, in time to pick up his children and a few of the mementoes they had packed.

Tropical Cyclone Marcus clean-up continues, residents remains without power

19:45 EDT

Almost half the Darwin residents who lost power during Tropical Cyclone Marcus have been reconnected, but as clean-up efforts continue, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned the Top End could see another cyclone this week.