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Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

About Weatherzone Radar

distance measuring Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.

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Radar Details

Longreach Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
23.4300°S  144.2900°E  200m AMSL

LocationLongreach Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability0000-0915; 1030-1515; 1630-2115; 2230 -0000

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be "seen" out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).

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Weather News

Cyclone Marcus 'a real wake-up call' for complacent Territorians, NT Police say

06:13 EDT

The damage wrought by Tropical Cyclone Marcus is a "real wake-up call" for Darwin residents lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to cyclone safety, emergency services say.

Cyclone Marcus: What you need to know at a glance

00:15 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Marcus passed over Darwin as a category two system just before midday on Saturday.

Fire risks as Victorians warned of severe weather conditions

15:47 EDT

It's hot and windy across Victoria and if a fire starts up, it will be very hard to stop, warns Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner.