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Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

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Radar Details

Emerald Weather Watch Radar
23.5498°S  148.2390°E  211m AMSL

LocationEmerald Radar TypeDWSR 8502S 2° S-band Typical Availability24 hours

Geographical Situation: The radar is located on a gentle rise 9km east of Emerald township on Foley Rd, just off the Capricorn Highway. The radar is ideally sited to provide meteorological coverage for the surrounding area, with an almost unobstructed view in all directions.

Meteorological Aspects: The radar is well situated to monitor rain bearing weather systems that may affect the catchments and valleys of Lake Maraboon, the Nogoa river and Theresa Creek systems. Thunderstorms, rain bearing depressions, troughs and fronts will be able to be tracked and the distribution of rainfall produced by these systems can be monitored to provide valuable information for flood and severe weather warnings.

Non-meteorological aspects: In most cases the processing of the radar signal removes permanent echoes caused by obstructions such as hills, buildings and other solid objects. Occasionally, some permanent echoes will not be completely removed from the display. These echoes usually occur as isolated, stationary patches. In the Doppler wind product, road traffic on the Capricorn Highway may occasionally be noticeable near the radar.

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Weather News

Cyclone Nora now just 25km off Queensland coast

21:59 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora is beginning to affect the western coast of the Cape York Peninsula, with the category three system just 25 kilometres off Cape Keerweer.

Gusty storms bring gloomy weekend to Victoria

15:53 EDT

A series of low pressure troughs have brought thundery showers to western and central Victoria on Saturday, with most of the rain associated with these systems falling over southern parts.

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to reach category four before hitting Queensland

15:50 EDT

Rapidly intensifying Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to become a category four system in Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria later today, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.