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Current Weather Information using the Local Staplyton Doppler Radar
QLD Observation JCW Radar 64km JCW Wind
QLD 9am Bulletin JCW Radar 128km National Radar
QLD 3pm Bulletin JCW Radar 256km Rainfall 1 Hour

Brisbane (Mt. Stapylton) Interesting Information about our radar

Location: lat 27.718 deg S, long 153.240 deg E
Type: Meteor 1500 S-band Doppler
Availability (Typical): 24 hours per day

Interpretation Notes: 

Geographical Situation
The radar is located on an isolated hill about 150m above mean sea level, just east of Beenleigh. This site provides good low-level coverage, ideal for Doppler observations, of the Greater Brisbane area.
The Great Dividing Range to the west and the Lamington Plateau to the south, reduce the radar's view from the south through to the west, affecting its ability to detect weak rainfall from low clouds beyond these obstructions.
The radar's coverage, based on detecting echoes at an altitude of 3000m, extends to a range of about 200 km in the north to Tin Can Bay, then it follows a smooth arc through the east to the south-south-east, where it rapidly reduces to about 150 km at Evans Head. Inland it extends in a ragged arc from Evans Head, to Casino, Tenterfield, Stanthorpe, Karara, Dalby, Kingaroy and to Tin Can Bay.

Meteorological Aspects
The radar is well sited to detect rainfall from the west through to the north, the east and to the south. Storms that move into, or develop in and around the Brisbane valley may be tracked and monitored effectively.
During summertime, rain depressions and storms approaching from the northwest and the north may be readily detected as can any tropical cyclones over the ocean to the north through to the south east.
In winter time, rain bearing systems approaching from the southwest and south may be partially obscured by the Great Dividing Range and the Lamington Plateau.

Non-meteorological echoes
In most cases, processing of the radar signal removes permanent echoes caused by hills, buildings and other solid objects, but sometimes a few slip through. These usually show up as small, stationary patches of rain, mostly along the higher ground. On cold clear winter nights these echoes may become stronger or increase in number.
During times of strong winds, sea clutter may be visible off the coast to the east. Sea clutter may be distinguished from rain echoes because it does not move with the wind.



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National Radar Sites Table
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Note that '(pt)' indicates part-time radars.
NSW
71 Sydney (Terrey Hills) 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
6 min rainfall 1 hour rainfall rainfall since 9am 24 hour rainfall
03 Wollongong (Appin) 128 km 256 km 512 km
40 Canberra 128 km 256 km 512 km
28 Grafton 128 km 256 km 512 km
30 Mildura (pt) VIC 128 km 256 km 512 km
53 Moree (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
69 Namoi (Blackjack Mountain) 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
04 Newcastle 128 km 256 km 512 km
55 Wagga Wagga (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
49 Yarrawonga VIC 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
62 Norfolk Island (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
NT
63 Darwin 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
25 Alice Springs (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
09 Gove (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
42 Katherine 128 km 256 km 512 km
65 Tennant Creek (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
07 Wyndham WA 128 km 256 km 512 km
QLD
66 Brisbane (Mt Stapylton) 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
6 min rainfall 1 hour rainfall rainfall since 9am 24 hour rainfall
50 Brisbane (Marburg) 128 km 256 km 512 km
24 Bowen 128 km 256 km 512 km
19 Cairns 128 km 256 km 512 km
72 Emerald 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
23 Gladstone 128 km 256 km 512 km
08 Gympie 128 km 256 km 512 km
56 Longreach (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
22 Mackay (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
36 Mornington 128 km 256 km 512 km
21 Townsville 128 km 256 km 512 km
67 Warrego 128 km 256 km 512 km
18 Weipa 128 km 256 km 512 km
41 Willis Island 128 km 256 km 512 km
SA
64 Adelaide (Buckland Park) 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
10 min rainfall 1 hour rainfall rainfall since 9am 24 hour rainfall
46 Adelaide (Sellicks Hill) 128 km 256 km 512 km
33 Ceduna (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
45 Eucla (pt) WA 128 km 256 km 512 km
30 Mildura (pt) VIC 128 km 256 km 512 km
14 Mt Gambier (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
27 Woomera 128 km 256 km 512 km
TAS
52 N.W. Tas (West Takone) 128 km 256 km 512 km
37 Hobart (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
VIC
02 Melbourne 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
  6 min rainfall 1 hour rainfall rainfall since 9am 24 hour rainfall
68 Bairnsdale 128 km 256 km 512 km
30 Mildura (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
49 Yarrawonga 64 km 128 km 256 km 512 km Doppler wind
14 Mt Gambier (pt) SA 128 km 256 km 512 km
WA
70 Perth (Serpentine)   128 km 256 km 512 km
31 Albany (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
17 Broome (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
05 Carnarvon (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
15 Dampier 128 km 256 km 512 km
32 Esperance (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
45 Eucla (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
06 Geraldton (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
44 Giles (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
39 Halls Creek (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
48 Kalgoorlie (pt) 128 km 256 km 512 km
29 Learmonth 128 km 256 km 512 km
16 Pt Hedland 128 km 256 km 512 km
07 Wyndham 128 km 256 km 512 km

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