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Radar Details

West Takone Weather Watch Radar
Tasmania
41.1810°S  145.5790°E  400m AMSL

LocationLoones Hill, West Takone Radar TypeWSR 81 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The radar coverage is 360 degrees and encompasses much of Bass Strait, Tasmania's northwest, central north and to a lesser extent, the northeast and the west coast as far south as Strahan. The coverage to the south is limited in range by the Central Plateau. In all this radar has proven to be an invaluable forecasting and monitoring tool. False echoes are sometimes viewed close in from the nearby pine plantations particularly in damp conditions. Anomalous propagation from Bass Strait cause similar echoes. Permanent echo suppression and swept gain characteristics take care of the majority of these.

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Weather News

Snowmaker's delight during spell of freezing nights

10:04 EST

Parts of Australia's alpine region just had their coldest run of nights in four years, providing ideal conditions for artificial snowmaking.

Another cold morning in the Top End

08:59 EST

Parts of the Northern Territory's Top End experienced their coldest morning in nearly two decades on Wednesday.

Red Centre shivers through frosty winter week with icicles forming at school after sprinkler fault

18:29 EST

An outback school became an early morning winter wonderland this week, as Alice Springs shivered through freezing overnight temperatures.