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Radar Details

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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Fog forces RFDS flight carrying patients to Perth to land on Rottnest Island

09:45 EST

A Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft has been forced to land on Rottnest Island with two patients on board because of the thick fog in Perth.

Frost, fog and freezing temperatures transform Canberra into winter wonderland

09:23 EST

As the mercury plunges Canberrans can be forgiven for wanting to stay indoors, but those brave enough to weather the elements have been greeted by a winter wonderland.

Federal Government unveils long-awaited plan for Australian agriculture

07:23 EST

The Federal Government has released the long awaited , which it had promised to deliver within 12 months of the 2013 election.