Perth 128km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Perth (Serpentine) Weather Watch Radar
Western Australia
32.3917°S  115.8670°E  40m AMSL

LocationSerpentine Airfield (Yangedi Rd North, Hopelands) Radar TypeEEC TVDR2500C C Band, 5 centimetre wavelength Typical Availability24 hours

Perth (Serpentine) Weather Watch radar has good coverage in all directions. Intense thunderstorm or cold fronts can be seen up to 250 kilometres away, however at this distance the radar is sensing the structure of the system well above the ground and may give a misleading view of the actual surface rainfall intensity of the system. The radar is susceptible to anomalous propagation (AP) for distances up to 60 kilometres along the coastline and seaward of it. The AP appears as an area of low intensity echoes. A local phenomenon which has been observed occasionally is that of false mirror echoes approaching the radar from the southeast as an intense cold front approaches from the south west. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signals from cells further along that path reduced.

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Weather News

Flooding rain continues in Queensland

14:22 EDT

Rain and thunderstorms have continued to soak northern Queensland during the last 24 hours, with central Australia next in line.

Farmers waiting up to a year for drought loans to be assessed

13:28 EDT

Farmers across Australia battling drought are having to wait up to a year to see if they've been approved for a loan from the Federal Government.

Rain record broken near Townsville as a monsoonal low tracks across Queensland's north-west

13:26 EDT

Torrential rain in north Queensland has smashed a record as a tropical low in the Gulf Country brings heavy rain to northern and western parts of Queensland as it slowly moves towards the Northern Territory.