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distance measuring Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.

The colours and symbols used on the radar and satellite maps are described on our legend page. View legend »

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Weather News

It's the solstice: So is today the real first day of winter?

11:42 EST

Today is June 21, the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, which means it's the shortest day of the year across Australia.

Winter solstice in Australia is today. But what is it, and are we creeping back toward an earlier sunrise?

02:44 EST

If you're sick of winter already, you might be pleased to know today was the winter solstice.