The Norfolk Island radar has good coverage in most directions but trees to the north obstruct the radars view. Being a C Band radar, if there are large thunderstorms around, the radar may not be able to detect accurately the strength of other storms located behind the closest storms. This may also lead to the underestimation of the strength, at times, of very intense isolated storms. Heavy rain over the radar itself will reduce the reliability of the radar in all directions. There may be a tendency to observe areas of false echoes from the sea surface within approximately 50 kilometres of the radar. There is a blind spot of 4km radius centred on Norfolk Island Airport. Operational constraints may occasionally limit the availablility of data from this station.
Currently at Orange Airport7.8°Today's forecast4°-15°
Orange forecast: Monday
Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the S in the early morning. Very high chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, medium chance elsewhere. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h turning E in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Forecast for Orange (33.3833°S, 149.1319°E, 947m AMSL)