Longreach 128km Radar/Lightning

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Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

About Weatherzone Radar

distance measuring Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.

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Radar Details

Longreach Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
23.4300°S  144.2900°E  200m AMSL

LocationLongreach Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability0000-0915; 1030-1515; 1630-2115; 2230 -0000

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be "seen" out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).

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Weather News

China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work?

10:19 EDT

It borrows its name from the massive stone structure built by the Qin Dynasty.

Snow, storms and severe fire danger on Thursday

09:46 EDT

Snow will fall in southeastern Australia today while hot and windy weather causes severe fire danger ratings in four states and territories.

Working dogs find refuge in the city as drought-affected farmers surrender them

06:25 EDT

As farmers continue to feel the ongoing affects of drought, many are having to give their beloved four-legged mates away but luckily their city neighbours are stepping up to help.