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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
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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Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

13:47 EST

An airline passenger has described her terror and ultimate relief after the plane she was on was hit by lightning and forced to return to Melbourne Airport.

Wintery weather spreads across Australia's southeast

13:27 EST

Temperatures have plunged across southeastern Australia during the last 24 hours, allowing snow to fall in central NSW and hail to blanket parts of Victoria.

Wet weekend ahead for Perth, South West as trio of cold fronts loom

19:07 EST

Gusty showers, storms and a huge swell will hit Perth and the south-west of the state over the weekend as three cold fronts approach Western Australia in rapid succession.