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Yarrawonga Weather Watch Radar
Victoria
36.0280°S  146.0280°E  0m AMSL

LocationYarrawonga Radar TypeWSR 81C C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Yarrawonga radar has a very good view in all directions and is the primary weather radar for Northern Victoria, which includes the Goulbourn Valley. It should provide useful weather information as far south as Marysville, west to Bendigo and north to Griffith. The advantage of the "C Band" radar is that it is better at detecting smaller drops so therefore performs better in light rain situations. The Yarrawonga radar has a greater ability to resolve thunderstorms in the summer months when echoes are generally larger. Being a "C Band" radar, if there are large thunderstorms in the area, the radar may not be able to determine accurately the strength of additional storms located behind the closest storms. False echoes can be sometimes observed very close to the radar especially in stable conditions. These are normally easy to distinguish because they are usually of the lowest intensity level and are very small and randomly scattered. Echoes within approximately five kilometres of the radar and overhead can be poorly resolved as the scanning elevation is too low.

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Cyclone Veronica downgraded, homes evacuated as floodwaters rise near Port Hedland

18:25 EDT

The Army has evacuated homes in WA's north-west which have been cut off by rising floodwaters in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Veronica, which has been downgraded to a low after lingering off the Pilbara coast.

Farmers call drought 'a natural disaster' as daily dust storms, gale-force winds strip farms bare

16:43 EDT

As gale-force winds create huge dust storms in Victoria's Central Gippsland, farmers say it is time to call the drought a natural disaster as the little remaining topsoil is blown away from paddocks.

Cyclone Veronica heralds baby boom in WA's Pilbara, with five bubs born in 24 hours

12:42 EDT

Five babies were born within 24 hours as severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica approached Western Australia's Pilbara coast, bringing destructive winds, torrential rainfall and mass flooding.