Cairns 128km 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

Warning of 'dire consequences' for some Murray-Darling irrigators if water trade restricted

06:20 EDT

There are fears government intervention in the water market could have "dire consequences" for some Murray-Darling Basin irrigators but horticulture groups that lobbied the federal Water Minister for action on soaring water prices say it can't come soon enough.

Prime Minister and NSW Premier announce $1b funding for Wyangala, Dungowan dam projects

23:38 EDT

A billion-dollar package to upgrade or build new dams in drought-afflicted NSW regions is expected to put "bulldozers in the ground" next year, the Liberal-National coalition has said.

Array of weather for South Australia today

16:23 EDT

A large inland trough combined with a low-pressure system currently residing over the Great Australia Bight is resulting in a large array of weather today in South Australia.  An inland trough which has been moving east across the country over the past few days and is now situated just above Oodnadatta, stretching down to the coast around Adelaide.