Newcastle 128km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Newcastle Weather Watch Radar
New South Wales ACT
32.7317°S  152.0250°E  84m AMSL

LocationLemon Tree Passage Radar TypeWSR 74 S Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Newcastle radar has a very good view in all directions and is the primary weather radar for the populated areas around Newcastle and the New South Wales central coast. It should provide useful weather information as far north as Port Macquarie, west to Wollemi National Park and South to Campbelltown. There is a tendency to observe areas of false echoes within approximately 100 kilometres of the radar over the sea. These anomalous propagations are easily identified and are displayed as a mass of low intensity echoes, constantly changing shape with no apparent direction of movement from one radar scan to the next. True rain echoes normally have a consistent direction of movement. This radar is often unable to detect light showers or drizzle beyond a range of 100 kilometres. Heavy rain over the radar site will cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation also occurs when the radar beam passes through an intense thunderstorm cell; the returned signal from cells further along that path will be reduced. Apart from these features, the radar performs well and gives a reasonably accurate representation of rainfall intensity.

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Weather News

Deadly heatwave warning for Perth on the eve of first Test between Australia and New Zealand

19:46 EDT

The WA Health Department has issued a heatwave warning for Perth for the first time since 2016 as the city braces for a run of record-breaking heat until Sunday.

Gold Coast beachgoers may be forced to use recycled water to wash sandy feet as drought worsens

18:40 EDT

Gold Coast beach showers have once again become a barometer for the drought with Mayor Tom Tate saying bathers may be forced to use recycled water to wash the sand off their feet.

Positive Indian Ocean Dipole fuels bushfires devastating Australia and deadly flooding in Africa

17:46 EDT

A climatic phenomenon of near-record intensity has contributed to two extremes on opposite sides of the Indian Ocean — torrential rain in East Africa and exceptionally dry conditions fuelling bushfires in Australia.