BOM Grafton Rain Radar
The BOM has a network of rain detecting radars all around Australia. The have a range of about 128 kilometres and can detect all precipitation. You can link to any of these radars and see an up-to-the-minute scrolling depiction of all rain and storm activity within the area of radar coverage. Of course, it's always handy to check on whether or not you will need the spray jacket to keep the rain off, or whether you should go have a coffee and wait out the passage of the frontal system before starting the engines and running out to the continental shelf. The rain radar system can also be useful in certain weather for locating the position of the East Australia current, because in cooler weather on a generally clear day, the EAC will often generate its own weather, and the radar may show a line of cloud running parallel to the coast. When you see this, you can bet that's the location of the warm core of the EAC. The Grafton radar gives great coverage of the Coffs Coast from Cape Byron to Scotts Head. Click on the BOM Grafton radar graphic to be directed to the current Grafton weather radar imagery.