Mornington Island radar has a good view of the surrounding area - mostly the Gulf of Carpentaria and low lying coastal areas of the Gulf country. Sea-breeze convergence lines can return false echoes (anomalous propagation), as can strong temperature inversions in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Path attenuation also occurs when the radar beam passes through an intense thunderstorm cell; the returned signal from cells further along that path will be reduced. Apart from these features, the radar performs well and gives a reasonably accurate representation of rainfall intensity.
Currently at Toowoomba21.9°Tomorrow's forecast17°-26°
Toowoomba forecast: Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers over the Granite Belt, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the E in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NE in the morning then tending NE/SE in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.
Forecast for Toowoomba (27.5442°S, 151.9153°E, 640m AMSL)