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

A month's rain in a day and more on the way

12:05 EST

Queensland's North Tropical Coast has copped a soaking over the last couple of days, with some places picking up their entire monthly average in just 24 hours.

Rainfalls of up to 300mm as Far North Queensland placed on flood watch

05:04 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned parts of Far North Queensland could expect daily rainfall totals of up to 300 millimetres in coming days.

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