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Radar Details

Longreach Windfinding and Weather Watch Radar
Queensland
23.4300°S  144.2900°E  200m AMSL

LocationLongreach Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability0000-0915; 1030-1515; 1630-2115; 2230 -0000

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be "seen" out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).

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Weather News

Perth storm damages homes, brings down trees and causes peak-hour traffic chaos

00:54 EDT

A severe thunderstorm has struck Perth and surrounding parts of Western Australia, bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and hail and causing chaos in peak-hour traffic.

South-west Queensland watching floodwaters rise after rain drenches the state

16:20 EDT

An emergency flood declaration has been declared for the township of St George in the southern inland as floodwaters continue to rise in south-west Queensland.

Warm Coral Sea fuelling storms over Queensland

13:21 EDT

Unusually warm water in the Coral Sea is fuelling showers and thunderstorms over Queensland this week.