Radar Help

Radar Viewer Tools

About the viewer | Playing radar loops | Map features | Browser settings

The Bureau's radar viewer allows you to customise the radar map to display features that will help you locate rainfall in relation to locations and landmarks.

Interpreting Radar Images

What radar sees | How to interpret | Rainfall Accumulations | Doppler Wind

The Bureau's radar images show the location of rain in relation to local features such as the coastline, with different colours used to depict rainfall intensity.

Radar Sites

Detailed network information | Optimal coverage

The Bureau operates a nationwide network of over 60 Weather Watch radars.

How Radar Works

Radar science, history and facts

RADAR stands for RAdio Detecting And Ranging and is based on the use of radio waves. Our radars send out signals which can be reflected back by precipitation.