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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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Tasmania braces for weather system that battered South Australia

21:18 EST

Tasmanians are being warned to prepare for wind and rains forecast to lash the state on Thursday.

SA weather: Power 'gradually' returning after blackout plunged state into darkness

21:11 EST

Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout.

SA weather: State-wide power loss raises 'serious questions', Josh Frydenberg says

21:01 EST

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says serious questions will be raised about how the entirety of South Australia could be left without electricity in the wake of a huge storm, dubbed the largest in 50 years.