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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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Cold, wet weather could mean significantly fewer cherries this Christmas

11:46 EDT

Australia's cherry production is expected to halve this year due to cold weather and prolonged wet conditions.

Calls to install more flood gauges in NSW Lachlan Valley after concerns about lack of accurate data

11:33 EDT

There are calls for more flood gauges across the Lachlan Valley in central west New South Wales after concerns about a lack of accurate data across areas affected by flooding.

Queensland Government calls in Roma flood levee extension amid court challenge

18:05 EDT

The Queensland Government will have the final say in assessing a major flood mitigation levee for Roma in the state's southern inland.