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

Very hot spell on the way for Adelaide

11:26 EDT

A very hot four-day spree of 40 degrees plus is looming for Adelaide, and much of the rest of inland South Australia.

Australia will be sweltering next week, but Tasmania will be spared (mostly)

10:40 EDT

, but the same wind system that could push mainland states into record territory will have an entirely different effect on Tasmania.

Mass baby bat deaths threatening the future of forests as effects of drought and bushfires mount

10:27 EDT

Baby bats are being left for dead by their mothers in their thousands on the New South Wales coast in an 'abandonment event' as drought and bushfire remove crucial vegetation for the keystone species.