Cairns 256km Radar/Lightning

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Cairns Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
16.8182°S  145.6630°E  652m AMSL

LocationSaddle Mountain Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

Cairns radar is situated approximately 9km NNW of Cairns airport at Saddle Mountain on the Kuranda range at a height of 652m above MSL. The radar has good visibility in all directions, though does have some limitations to the SSE looking over Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) at approximately 40 and 60km respectively.

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Weather News

Warmth sticking around in northern WA

17:20 EST

Unseasonably warm weather is affecting some northern parts of WA this week.

Meteor captured on Northern Territory police CCTV raining 'purple light' over Top End

14:41 EST

A meteor has lit up the Northern Territory night sky with a flash that created "daylight" in Alice Springs and a noise that shook windows.

The long road to drought

14:16 EST

A prolonged period of dry and warm weather is taking a toll on Australia's water balance, with large swaths of agricultural land in drought and urban dam levels dropping around the country.