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Radar Details

Emerald Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
23.5498°S  148.2390°E  211m AMSL

LocationEmerald Radar TypeDWSR 8502S 2° S-band Typical Availability24 hours

Geographical Situation: The radar is located on a gentle rise 9km east of Emerald township on Foley Rd, just off the Capricorn Highway. The radar is ideally sited to provide meteorological coverage for the surrounding area, with an almost unobstructed view in all directions.

Meteorological Aspects: The radar is well situated to monitor rain bearing weather systems that may affect the catchments and valleys of Lake Maraboon, the Nogoa river and Theresa Creek systems. Thunderstorms, rain bearing depressions, troughs and fronts will be able to be tracked and the distribution of rainfall produced by these systems can be monitored to provide valuable information for flood and severe weather warnings.

Non-meteorological aspects: In most cases the processing of the radar signal removes permanent echoes caused by obstructions such as hills, buildings and other solid objects. Occasionally, some permanent echoes will not be completely removed from the display. These echoes usually occur as isolated, stationary patches. In the Doppler wind product, road traffic on the Capricorn Highway may occasionally be noticeable near the radar.

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Weather News

Farmers welcome new weather radar to be built in Victoria's Wimmera region

06:30 EDT

Farmers say a new radar in the north-west Victorian town of Rainbow will fill a gaping hole in the country's weather radar network.

Deluge and Drought: Climate Council issues grim warning on looming water security crisis

20:38 EDT

The Climate Council has released a new report linking climate change with worsening droughts, including the current one, extreme weather events such as bushfires and floods, and identifying water security as a source of grave concern.

Wilcannia to get a new weir on struggling Darling River after three decades of lobbying

15:55 EDT

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have committed $30 million to upgrade the Wilcannia Weir in the state's far west.