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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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Weather News

Cyclone Veronica downgraded, homes evacuated as floodwaters rise near Port Hedland

18:25 EDT

The Army has evacuated homes in WA's north-west which have been cut off by rising floodwaters in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Veronica, which has been downgraded to a low after lingering off the Pilbara coast.

Farmers call drought 'a natural disaster' as daily dust storms, gale-force winds strip farms bare

16:43 EDT

As gale-force winds create huge dust storms in Victoria's Central Gippsland, farmers say it is time to call the drought a natural disaster as the little remaining topsoil is blown away from paddocks.

Cyclone Veronica heralds baby boom in WA's Pilbara, with five bubs born in 24 hours

12:42 EDT

Five babies were born within 24 hours as severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica approached Western Australia's Pilbara coast, bringing destructive winds, torrential rainfall and mass flooding.