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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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WA's desert drenching

13:05 EDT

Arid parts of Western Australia received a drenching overnight as thunderstorms passed overhead, with Meekatharra receiving more rain in ten minutes than they usually see in the whole month of November.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

12:22 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.

Gippsland farmers given advice on becoming drought-resistant

12:09 EDT

Gippsland farmers are learning how to be more climate resilient as part of the Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience Project.