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Adelaide/Sellicks Hill Weather Watch Radar
South Australia
35.3300°S  138.5000°E  385m AMSL

LocationSellicks Hill Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The Sellicks Hill radar is located on top of an escarpment which is part of the southern extension of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The escarpment is orientated from northeast to southwest. The radar antenna elevation is approximately 350 metres above sea level. The radar has excellent coverage in all directions up to a range of 250 km. In windy conditions, partial beam reflection from waves on St Vincent Gulf (5 km to the west) results in a quasi permanent weak echo area extending from approximately 315 degrees true to 240 degrees true. This can be distinguished from real echoes which are smaller in size and usually show steady mobility. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signal from cells further along that path reduced.

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Weather News

Elevated fire danger across southeast QLD and northern NSW

10:10 EDT

Fire weather continues into this weekend with numerous ‘Severe’ and an ‘Extreme’ Fire Danger Rating across NSW and QLD.

Severe storms across Queensland could ignite more bushfires, Bureau of Meteorology warns

10:08 EDT

Storms forecast for large areas of Queensland today may do more harm than good as firefighters enter their second week of the bushfire crisis.

Wild dog controls and a 100km-long fence will bring sheep back to south-west Queensland

09:17 EDT

The Truss farming family has renewed hope they will run many more sheep on their property after successfully controlling wild dogs with a 100-kilometre fence.