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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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Weather News

Rare winter rain causes flooding

11:34 EST

Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.

NSW weather: Search resumes for missing man in flash floods near Kyogle

10:48 EST

A search is continuing for a man who went missing in floodwaters near Kyogle during heavy rainfall that hit the New South Wales coast and Sydney.

Launceston public meeting applauds city flood levees protection

09:14 EST

Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.