In December 2014 we upgraded our lightning network to the latest in sensor technology as used by the world's leading meteorological agencies. This has resulted in changes and improvements to the lightning data you will now see. The main changes are:
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.
LocationWeipa Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours
The Weipa Radar is situated at Weipa Airport. Good coverage can be expected in all directions from Torres Strait in the North to Edward River in the south. Reflectivity return echoes generally have good representative values out to 300km with exception of light / moderate rain echoes on the eastern seaboard of Cape York Peninsular.
02:05 EDT A late afternoon thunderstorm has brought heavy rain and some unexpected hail to Hobart.