The radar coverage is 360 degrees and encompasses much of Bass Strait, Tasmania's northwest, central north and to a lesser extent, the northeast and the west coast as far south as Strahan. The coverage to the south is limited in range by the Central Plateau. In all this radar has proven to be an invaluable forecasting and monitoring tool. False echoes are sometimes viewed close in from the nearby pine plantations particularly in damp conditions. Anomalous propagation from Bass Strait cause similar echoes. Permanent echo suppression and swept gain characteristics take care of the majority of these.
Currently at Launceston4.2°Tomorrow's forecast1°-13°
Launceston forecast: Sunday
Partly cloudy. Fog and areas of frost in the morning. Slight chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.
Forecast for Launceston (41.4208°S, 147.1228°E, 5m AMSL)