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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

Wind gusts not seen in years in TAS

16:14 EST

A vigorous frontal system has brought some of the strongest wind gusts in several years across the Apple Island.

Thousands of Tasmanians without power, Ben Lomond ski lodge evacuated after wild weather overnight

15:41 EST

Ben Lomond ski lodge staff faced a harrowing night as wild winds lifted part of a roof and sent corrugated sheets of iron flying.

Warm dry gusty winds fueling fires in NSW

14:58 EST

Dry gusty winds and unseasonably warm temperatures are leading to Severe Fire Danger in the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney and Illawarra/Shoalhaven fire areas.