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Radar Details

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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Weather News

Tropical Cyclone Owen heads for Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt, BOM issues warning

15:10 EDT

A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.

Stormy end to the week in southeastern Australia

11:12 EDT

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will affect Australia’s southeastern states and territories during the second half of this week.

Health expert warns residents are at risk from high sodium in water in drought-stricken NSW town of Walgett

10:39 EDT

Walgett has always been a river town, perched near the junction of the Barwon and the Namoi rivers.

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