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Radar Details

Canberra/Captains Flat Weather Watch Radar
New South Wales/ACT
35.6610°S  149.5120°E  1380m AMSL

LocationCaptains Flat Radar TypeWSR 74 S Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Captains Flat radar has a very good view in all directions and is the primary weather radar for the A.C.T., the Southern Tablelands and the New South Wales south coast, with coverage extending across the Monaro region through to the Victorian border. The radar dish is situated on a 22.35m cylindrical tower atop Mt Cowangerong, at a height of 1,381.6 metres above sea level. An area of permanent false echoes is evident about 20km off the coast between Batemans Bay and Moruya (East to East South East) and extending a further 80km out to sea. This anamolous propagation is easily identified and displays as a mass of low intensity echoes, constantly changing shape but with no apparent direction of movement. True rain echoes normally have a consistent direction of movement from one scan to the next.

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Weather News

Cyclone Owen now unlikely to reach category four as it closes in on Queensland's coast

23:57 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen and its wind gusts of nearly 200kph are continuing to move slowly east towards Queensland's coast.

As Tropical Cyclone Owen approaches Queensland, here's everything you need to know

21:22 EDT

Owen is the first tropical cyclone for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang.

Melbourne weather brings flash flooding to CBD and eastern suburbs as deluge dumped on city

20:51 EDT

Melburnians are being warned to stay indoors and avoid floodwaters, after an afternoon storm dumped a deluge of rain on the city, causing flash flooding in the CBD and eastern suburbs.

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