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.
Bega forecast: Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Areas of frost about the coastal ranges early this morning. Medium chance of showers near the Victorian border, slight chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 700 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Possible small hail this morning. Winds SW 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 17.
Forecast for Bega (36.6733°S, 149.8175°E, 41m AMSL)