Cairns 256km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
16.8182°S  145.6630°E  652m AMSL

LocationSaddle Mountain Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

Cairns radar is situated approximately 9km NNW of Cairns airport at Saddle Mountain on the Kuranda range at a height of 652m above MSL. The radar has good visibility in all directions, though does have some limitations to the SSE looking over Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) at approximately 40 and 60km respectively.

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Weather News

Severe weather threat in TAS, VIC and NSW as Tasman Low looms

20:40 EST

A deepening Tasman Low will bring a burst of wind, rain and large waves to parts of Tasmania, Vicotria and NSW between Friday and Sunday, with flooding possible in some areas.

Sunset storm brings fiery rain in NSW

12:54 EST

Widespread out-of-season thunderstorms rumbled across NSW and QLD on Wednesday, with one storm producing eerie orange rain beneath an ominous shelf cloud.