Perth 128km Radar/Lightning

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Perth (Serpentine) Weather Watch Radar
Western Australia
32.3917°S  115.8670°E  40m AMSL

LocationSerpentine Airfield (Yangedi Rd North, Hopelands) Radar TypeEEC TVDR2500C C Band, 5 centimetre wavelength Typical Availability24 hours

Perth (Serpentine) Weather Watch radar has good coverage in all directions. Intense thunderstorm or cold fronts can be seen up to 250 kilometres away, however at this distance the radar is sensing the structure of the system well above the ground and may give a misleading view of the actual surface rainfall intensity of the system. The radar is susceptible to anomalous propagation (AP) for distances up to 60 kilometres along the coastline and seaward of it. The AP appears as an area of low intensity echoes. A local phenomenon which has been observed occasionally is that of false mirror echoes approaching the radar from the southeast as an intense cold front approaches from the south west. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signals from cells further along that path reduced.

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Weather News

12yo Queensland boy was crushed under fallen tree that sprang upright after severe storm

21:00 EDT

A Queensland mum has described the moment she found her son crushed under a tree that fell in a severe storm before suddenly springing back upright in the South Burnett last year.

Cyclone Veronica red alert lifted in parts of WA's Pilbara as residents assess flooding and damage

20:54 EDT

Cyclone Veronica has weakened to a category one system off WA's Pilbara region and conditions have eased in Port Hedland after the coast was "pummelled" for 24 hours, but the threat of major flooding remains.

Twin cyclones delivering heavy rain to parched outback cattle stations

18:15 EDT

There is significant rain falling in parts of outback Australia thanks to two cyclones, with some remote cattle stations reporting their best rain in years.