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Woomera Weather Watch Radar
South Australia
31.1570°S  136.8030°E  167m AMSL

LocationWoomera Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Woomera radar is located at the Meteorological Office which is 6 km north of the township of Woomera. The surrounding terrain is generally flat and featureless. The Flinders Ranges rise about 130 km to the east, and the northern extremity of Spencer Gulf lies 170 km to the southeast. The radar antenna elevation is 170 metres above sea level. The radar has good coverage in all directions up to a range of about 250 km. "False echoes" or Anomalous Propagation (AP) can occur on limited occasions overnight when a radiation inversion becomes established. AP can be identified by its static appearance and can normally be distinguished from "real" echoes which exhibit some movement.

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Australian Open: Heat policy needs to be looked at, Djokovic says, but Federer maintains his cool

10:14 EDT

The hottest topic of the Australian Open is once again the heat after a day in which Melbourne sweltered and players just about got roasted on court.

Melbourne set to hit 42C as Victoria warned of severe fire threat

10:08 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — are bracing for a 42C stinker today, as energy authorities flag the possibility of curtailing some industrial power users and firefighters prepare for severe risks.

Parts of Australia to pass 40C today as others brace for a hot weekend

09:57 EDT

Very hot and dry conditions have been forecast across the country today and over the weekend, fuelling warnings of extreme fire danger in some states.