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Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

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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

Australia had warmest autumn on record, BoM says

17:53 EST

Australia has recorded its warmest autumn on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

A big wet start to winter for parts of QLD, NSW and TAS

16:36 EST

A heavy rainfall event is shaping up for eastern Australia over the coming weekend.

May weather hottest on record for Queensland, BoM data shows

16:28 EST

Queensland has experienced its hottest May on record, with Brisbane enduring its warmest average temperature for the month in 115 years.