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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

Bushfire royal commission: 'Black Summer' played out exactly as scientists predicted it would

12:24 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology has told the royal commission into last summer's bushfires that the season "played out" the way its forecasts said it would.

Storm hits Perth as ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga delivers wild weather across WA, power cut to thousands

12:23 EST

A massive storm is wreaking havoc on southern coastal parts of Western Australia, including Perth, with thousands of homes without power, trees down and reports of widespread property damage.

Widespread severe weather in WA

11:23 EST

A large severe weather system has impacted Western Australia, leaving a trail of damage and tens of thousands without power.