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Ceduna 256km Radar/Lightning

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Ceduna Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
South Australia
32.1310°S  133.6950°E  16m AMSL

LocationCeduna Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability2145-0215; 0345-0815; 0945-1415; 1545-2015

The Ceduna radar is located at the Meteorological Office which is 3 km east of the township of Ceduna. The surrounding terrain is generally low lying and featureless. The waters of the Great Australian Bight are about 5 km to the southwest of the radar. The radar antenna elevation is 25 metres above sea level. The radar has very good coverage in all directions up to a range of about 250 km. "False echoes" or Anomalous Propagation (AP) can occur on limited occasions in summer where a sea breeze inversion becomes established over the coastal waters. AP can be identified by its static appearance and can normally be distinguished from "real" echoes which exhibit some movement. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signal from cells further along that path reduced.

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Intense thunderstorms hit NE NSW, SE QLD

18:37 EDT

Severe thunderstorms caused damage in northeastern New South Wales and southeast Queensland on Sunday and should do so again during the next few days.

Dangerous storms heading toward south-east Queensland coast, roofs ripped off houses in Warwick

18:33 EDT

A very dangerous thunderstorm moving across south-east Queensland is heading toward Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Hail storm damages hospital at Lismore in NSW, roof of maternity ward collapses

17:57 EDT

Several people including babies have been rescued from Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales after the roof of the maternity ward collapsed.