Cairns 256km Radar/Lightning

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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
16.8182°S  145.6630°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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Heat building in WA

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After escaping the worst of the heatwave that has scorched eastern Australia this month, the mercury is on the rise in southwestern parts of Western Australia.

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14:36 EDT

When Dayne West is shearing sheep at the height of summer, in temperatures nearing 50 degrees Celsius he turns his mind to the Arctic.

Heatwave: Here are some ways to stay cool (without ruining your power bills)

13:40 EDT

We don't need to tell you that it has been a hot week, but finding ways to stay cool is not always as easy as turning on the air conditioner.