NW Tas 128km Radar/Lightning
About Weatherzone Radar
Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.
LocationLoones Hill, West Takone Radar TypeWSR 81 C Band Typical Availability24 hours
The radar coverage is 360 degrees and encompasses much of Bass Strait, Tasmania's northwest, central north and to a lesser extent, the northeast and the west coast as far south as Strahan. The coverage to the south is limited in range by the Central Plateau. In all this radar has proven to be an invaluable forecasting and monitoring tool. False echoes are sometimes viewed close in from the nearby pine plantations particularly in damp conditions. Anomalous propagation from Bass Strait cause similar echoes. Permanent echo suppression and swept gain characteristics take care of the majority of these.
Many parts of the Whitsunday coast in north Queensland are still without power and running water, several days after Cyclone Debbie tore through the region.
Thousands of residents in low-lying areas of the northern Gold Coast, Beaudesert, Beenleigh have been asked to evacuate, after torrential rain from the remnants of Cyclone Debbie inundated their rivers.
Murwillumbah area residents have sought refuge in the ceiling cavities and on the roofs of their houses, as emergency services are unable to dispatch boats due to safety risks.