Carnarvon 128km Radar/Lightning

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Carnarvon Weather Watch and Windfinding Radar
Western Australia
24.8830°S  113.6670°E  7m AMSL

LocationCarnarvon Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability2100-0700; 0900-1300; 1430-1900

The Carnarvon radar has an unrestricted 360 degree view with no permanent echoes. Some anomalous propagation may occur, usually manifested as false echoes along the Shark Bay coastline and extending north to include the islands off Carnarvon. This phenomenon usually occurs due to an inversion layer or when strong winds whip up spray from large swells just offshore. During the summer months cyclonic formations may occasionally be observed out to sea but it is more common to observe cyclones that have crossed the coast in the north Gascoyne or Pilbara regions, weaken into rain bearing depressions as they pass through the Gascoyne region tracking south-east. 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

Drought-affected farmers hit hard as freak hailstorm wipes out crops in NSW hinterland

00:13 EST

Farmers struggling to cope with the drought are desperate for rain, but in northern New South Wales they have instead been hit by a severe hailstorm, which has wiped out a number of crops.

Asthma sufferers urged to stay indoors as South Australia braces for damaging winds and dust

15:35 EST

Asthma sufferers are being urged to stay indoors tomorrow as the state braces for potentially damaging winds and dusty conditions.

Rain reaches parts of western NSW but no real relief for farmers battling drought

11:54 EST

Rain has fallen in some parts of western NSW but farmers in the most critically dry areas have been left disappointed after failing to receive a single drop.