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

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.