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Radar Details

West Takone Weather Watch Radar
Tasmania
41.1810°S  145.5790°E  400m AMSL

LocationLoones Hill, West Takone Radar TypeWSR 81 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

The radar coverage is 360 degrees and encompasses much of Bass Strait, Tasmania's northwest, central north and to a lesser extent, the northeast and the west coast as far south as Strahan. The coverage to the south is limited in range by the Central Plateau. In all this radar has proven to be an invaluable forecasting and monitoring tool. False echoes are sometimes viewed close in from the nearby pine plantations particularly in damp conditions. Anomalous propagation from Bass Strait cause similar echoes. Permanent echo suppression and swept gain characteristics take care of the majority of these.

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Weather News

Mass baby bat deaths threatening the future of forests as effects of drought and bushfires mount

10:27 EDT

Baby bats are being left for dead by their mothers in their thousands on the New South Wales coast in an 'abandonment event' as drought and bushfire remove crucial vegetation for the keystone species.

Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast hit by very dangerous storms, BOM warns of flash flooding

09:40 EDT

Severe storms have swept across South-East Queensland, dropping giant hail near Gympie and dumping 76 millimetres of rain on the Gold Coast in half an hour.

Australia will be sweltering next week, but Tasmania will be spared (mostly)

09:36 EDT

, but the same wind system that could push mainland states into record territory will have an entirely different effect on Tasmania.