Cairns 128km Radar/Lightning

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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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NSW bushfires close in on Sydney from two sides as weather forecast deteriorates

07:14 EDT

New South Wales' bushfire crisis arrived in Sydney yesterday, with two massive blazes threatening homes on two sides of the city.

Queensland weather stokes bushfires, leading to emergency warning north of Lowood

00:20 EDT

A number of fires have broken out in South-East Queensland on Friday afternoon amid a severe heatwave, with the community of Redbank Creek, north-west of Brisbane, told to leave immediately.

Sydney high school students say they have a greater appreciation for agriculture after farm excursion

19:05 EDT

City high students say their visit to a working farm has given them a greater insight into the realities of agriculture, especially in times of drought.