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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
Queensland
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

Cold start to the school term in NSW

16:25 EST

Although it will mostly be a pupil-free day for the majority of schools in the state, school staff across NSW will be going to work in the biting cold.

Ute-load of kindness a random act giving a farmer struggling with drought hope

14:38 EST

NSW Upper Hunter farmer David Wicks is struggling through the worst drought in living memory, but a stranger in the city that googled his name has given him hope.

Another wet week for Tasmania

12:33 EST

With frequent frontal systems running across the nations south over the coming week, it looks to be another wet week for Tasmania's west and north.