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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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Do you know what goes on behind the scenes to keep Australian ski resorts open?

16:25 EST

Australian alpine areas have enjoyed bumper snowfalls this week, but little is known about all the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep ski resorts in good shape throughout winter.

Rain to replace cold spell in parts of Queensland

14:06 EST

The run of cold mornings continued for parts of southern and eastern Qld on Wednesday, with some places recording their coldest August minimums in decades.

Cut-off low set to traverse South Australia

12:58 EST

A low currently moving over the Bight will cut-off from the westerly circulation by Thursday, moving inland over SA and generating strong winds, showers and thunderstorms.