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Radar Details

West Takone Weather Watch Radar
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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Houses lose roofs, man struck by lightning in fierce Queensland storms

09:00 EDT

A clean-up is underway after very dangerous thunderstorms cut across south-east Queensland on Sunday, ripping off roofs and cutting power to about 20,000 properties.

Clean-up continues, patients remain displaced after severe storm hits NSW North Coast

08:11 EDT

The clean-up is continuing after a severe storm hit the New South Wales North Coast on Sunday afternoon leaving thousands without power and displacing some patients at Lismore Base Hospital.

Hot, windy weather forecast for South Australia bushfire zone

07:59 EDT

Hot, windy weather could pose a danger on the fire ground in South Australia's lower north today, authorities have warned.