Rainbow 128km Radar/Lightning

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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

Halloween weather across Australian capital cities

09:51 EDT

From wet and stormy across the east, to dry and cool in the south, how will the weather affect your Halloween trick or treat plans tonight?   In the east, a low pressure trough and cold front is bringing widespread areas of rain, storms and cloudy conditions to Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

A change of luck for farmers as new weather pattern answers Banana Shire's wishes

09:29 EDT

Good rain means a green backyard for some, but for people working on the land it can be the difference between a pay day and crippling debt.