Bowen 128km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Bowen Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
19.8860°S  148.0760°E  72m AMSL

LocationAbbot Point Radar TypeWF 100-6C/8 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The radar is situated at the top of the hill at the Northern tip of Abbot Point, approximately 25km North West of the Bowen Township. The radar has good coverage over the ocean from North West, through the North, East and South East. Inland, the radar's view is partially obscured by some hills (approx. 700m high) about 10 to 20 km to the SSE and by an isolated hill (approx. 250m high) about 6 km to the WSW. These obstructions may hamper the detection of rainfall in these directions. The radar is well sited for detecting tropical cyclones out over the Coral Sea and for tracking thunderstorms over land. During the winter months when the South East trades winds are active, the radar will be able to detect developing showers. However, it can also be affected by sea clutter during windy conditions when the rough sea surface reflects the radar signal possibly masking light inshore showers.

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Weather News

Perth weather set for another weekend washout with heavy rain on the way

16:39 EST

A winter deluge that is set to smash Perth's June rainfall average will coincide with the shortest day of the year to deliver a wet, gloomy and blustery weekend for the city.

'Plant factories' needed to grow more food as world population heads towards 10 billion by 2050

14:26 EST

Scientists are exploring taking crops out of the field and growing them in warehouses to develop new varieties capable of feeding 10 billion people by 2050.

More rain on the horizon for Perth

12:15 EST

It's going to be a wet weekend in Perth, as a cold front brings a burst of wind and rain to Western Australia.