Cairns 256km Radar/Lightning
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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.
The South Australian towns of Port Wakefield and Virginia are under threat from floodwaters as the Wakefield and Gawler rivers burst their banks.
A severe weather warning has been issued for much of southern Western Australia, with winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour raising fears about potential damage to homes and property.
Flood warnings are likely to stay in place across Tasmania for several days as rainfall continues, but the worst of the weather has passed, the weather bureau says.