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Radar Details

West Takone Weather Watch Radar
Tasmania
41.1810°S  145.5790°E  400m AMSL

LocationLoones Hill, West Takone Radar TypeWSR 81 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The radar coverage is 360 degrees and encompasses much of Bass Strait, Tasmania's northwest, central north and to a lesser extent, the northeast and the west coast as far south as Strahan. The coverage to the south is limited in range by the Central Plateau. In all this radar has proven to be an invaluable forecasting and monitoring tool. False echoes are sometimes viewed close in from the nearby pine plantations particularly in damp conditions. Anomalous propagation from Bass Strait cause similar echoes. Permanent echo suppression and swept gain characteristics take care of the majority of these.

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Weather News

Rain returns to Sydney

16:12 EST

Sydney is having its first wetter than average month since last June, helping the city recover after its driest start to a year in more than a decade.

Antarctic expeditioners plunge into icy water at Casey Station to mark winter solstice

16:05 EST

[Expeditioners at Antarctica's Casey Station have taken a plunge into -2 degree waters to celebrate midwinter.

Cheeky Canberrans disrobe and jump in the lake to mark winter solstice

15:46 EST

It's the shortest day of the year, so why not take off all of your clothes and plunge into the freezing lake to celebrate? That's what a brave group of Canberrans did early on Thursday morning to mark the winter solstice and raise money for charity.