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Canberra/Captains Flat Weather Watch Radar
New South Wales ACT
35.6610°S  149.5120°E  1380m AMSL

LocationCaptains Flat Radar TypeWSR 74 S Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Captains Flat radar has a very good view in all directions and is the primary weather radar for the A.C.T., the Southern Tablelands and the New South Wales south coast, with coverage extending across the Monaro region through to the Victorian border. The radar dish is situated on a 22.35m cylindrical tower atop Mt Cowangerong, at a height of 1,381.6 metres above sea level. An area of permanent false echoes is evident about 20km off the coast between Batemans Bay and Moruya (East to East South East) and extending a further 80km out to sea. This anamolous propagation is easily identified and displays as a mass of low intensity echoes, constantly changing shape but with no apparent direction of movement. True rain echoes normally have a consistent direction of movement from one scan to the next.

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Weather News

Vanuatu faces 12-month recovery as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji

11:59 EST

Disaster officials in the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu are working around the clock to assess the damage that a category five cyclone has caused to remote islands, as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji.

More rain on the way as parts of NSW recover from drought

10:22 EST

More than 15 percent of NSW has come out of drought since the end of last year, with more useful rain on the way in the coming days.

Warm week in Perth

16:35 EST

It seems like summer is sticking around in Perth this week, with the city heading for six straight days in the thirties.  A large and slow-moving high pressure system moving to the south of Australia this week will cause warm air to linger near the nation's west coast.