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Radar Details

Rainbow Weather Watch Radar
Victoria
35.9975°S  142.0133°E  148m AMSL

LocationRainbow, VIC Radar TypeMeteor 735C, dual polarisation C-band 1.0 degree beamwidth Typical Availability24 hours

The Rainbow radar is currently undergoing an evaluation period of twelve months to confirm its coverage is unhindered in all directions. The location is expected to provide good radar coverage with minimal impact on the radar beam from any obstructions and provide a full 360 degree view. This will be confirmed after the evaluation period. At the end of the 12 month period these notes will be updated.

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Weather News

Sydney temperatures to plummet tonight as 'deceptive' cold fronts move through NSW

13:09 EST

Temperatures in Sydney will plummet tonight as a large cold front sweeps through NSW and the ACT.

Snow falls in South Australia, hail lashes Adelaide in unusually chilly September cold snap

12:04 EST

Spring snow has blanketed parts of regional South Australia — with falls in the state's Mid North thick enough for some to start skiing — amid an unusually cold snap at the end of September.