BOM Radar Loop – Longreach

4 February, 2013
Author: Charles Hodgson

  • Location: Longreach Airport (lat 23.43° S, long 144.29° E)
  • Type: WF 100 C-Band
  • Availability (Typical): Midnight – 09.15; 10.30 – 15.15; 16.30 – 21.15; 22.30 -midnight

Interpretation Notes

This radar has good visibility in all directions with light echoes being detected out to about 100km and stronger echoes out to about 300km. Light rain from mid-level cloud can be “seen” out to about 250km, however, these can sometimes be misleading as the radar often detects virga (precipitation which does not reach the ground).