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 thunderstorms to hit Victoria, NSW and ACT on Tuesday

16:44 EDT

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of Vitoria, NSW and the ACT on Tuesday, with severe thunderstorms likely in some areas.

Student found alive almost a week after going missing on Gold Coast

16:10 EDT

A university student has been found alive but suffering from exposure after going missing during heavy rain and flash flooding in bushland in the Gold Coast Hinterland last week.

Defence Force and SES use drones, unmanned boats to resupply flood-hit Wytaliba

14:46 EDT

The tiny village of Wytaliba, sandwiched between the New South Wales Northern Tablelands and North Coast, is no stranger to being cut off.