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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
16.8170°S  145.6830°E  652m AMSL

LocationSaddle Mountain Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

Cairns radar is situated approximately 9km NNW of Cairns airport at Saddle Mountain on the Kuranda range at a height of 652m above MSL. The radar has good visibility in all directions, though does have some limitations to the SSE looking over Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) at approximately 40 and 60km respectively.

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Total fire ban declared in Tasmania as record temperatures forecast

14:55 EDT

The Tasmanian Fire Service has declared several total fire bans across large areas of the state ahead of more hot and windy weather on Thursday.

Two years of Buloke Shire drought prompts call for better mental health support

14:05 EDT

The Buloke Shire in western Victoria is warning there will be serious social consequences from the region's second year in drought.

Perth's hot streak ends

12:53 EDT

After a week of hot and sunny days, Perth's run has come to an end.