Kalgoorlie 256km Radar/Lightning

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder Weather Watch and Windfinding Radar
Western Australia
30.7850°S  121.4520°E  360m AMSL

LocationAdjacent Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability2030-0115; 0230-0715; 0900-1315; 1430-1915

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder radar has good coverage in all directions, due mainly to the flat topography of the area. The local Goldmine Dumps (5 Km in the NE quadrant) do not affect the radar signal. During the Summer months severe thunderstorms can sometimes be seen to the maximum range of 250 kilometres, even though smaller showers cannot be seen at this range. In the Winter months, general rain areas can be detected, these can cover a great area and generally move from the northwest. Winter Thunderstorms can also be detected, although these generally don't achieve the intensity of Summer thunderstorms. As a general rule the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Weather Watch radar has a coverage of Leonora to the North, Norseman to the South, Southern Cross to the West and Zanthus to the East. 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 signals from cells further along that path reduced.

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Weather News

Flooding rain continues in Queensland

14:22 EDT

Rain and thunderstorms have continued to soak northern Queensland during the last 24 hours, with central Australia next in line.

Farmers waiting up to a year for drought loans to be assessed

13:28 EDT

Farmers across Australia battling drought are having to wait up to a year to see if they've been approved for a loan from the Federal Government.

Rain record broken near Townsville as a monsoonal low tracks across Queensland's north-west

13:26 EDT

Torrential rain in north Queensland has smashed a record as a tropical low in the Gulf Country brings heavy rain to northern and western parts of Queensland as it slowly moves towards the Northern Territory.