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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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Third time's a charm at Auckland's Eden Park

12:16 EDT

Conditions will be good for players and spectators alike for the third Bledisloe Cup match at Auckland's Eden Park tonight.

Melbourne weather: 'Bleak' weekend forecast with warmth unlikely until November, BOM says

11:48 EDT

Victorians have been advised to rug up and stay indoors as a cold front moves across the state this weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warning there is no real warmth expected until November.

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19:01 EDT

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