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Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

About Weatherzone Radar

distance measuring 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.

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Radar Details

Longreach Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
23.4300°S  144.2900°E  200m AMSL

LocationLongreach Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability0000-0915; 1030-1515; 1630-2115; 2230 -0000

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be "seen" out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).

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Weather News

Long-awaited south Rockhampton flood levee project finally set to go ahead

08:41 EDT

It gets deluged so often that it is affectionately know as the Float-el — but now the iconic Fitzroy pub and at least 1,500 other properties around it might no longer need worry about flooding.

Why lightning, one of the most deadly weather phenomena, will never be seen in a forecast

21:00 EDT

It's one of the world's most dangerous weather phenomena, but you will never hear the word "lightning" mentioned in a forecast.

BoM predicts more storms as Penrith hit with one month's rain in half an hour

13:51 EDT

The heavens opened hard and fast in western Sydney last night, with some areas receiving a month's worth of rain in half an hour.