Cairns 128km 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

Wintry weather on the horizon for southeastern Australia

12:05 EDT

Rain, thunderstorms, damaging winds, snow and hail could all affect southeastern Australia during the second half of this week.

Wetter autumn ahead for western and southern Australia

12:53 EDT

Active northwest cloud bands may bring above average rainfall over the next few months across large areas of western and southern Australia.

Windy and wet in Victoria as thunderstorms develop

12:43 EDT

A trough and front currently moving across southern parts of the country should trigger showers and thunderstorms, with some storms in parts of Victoria likely to be severe.