A series of unusual mandala shapes have appeared on Australian weather radar over the last two weeks, according to crop circle researcher Colin Andrews. The images come from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website, which shows a satellite view of the continent overlaid by radar data that displays rainfall.
The four images, appearing over different parts of the continent, are part of the radar display as they do not show as part of the satellite-only view. The first, on January 16th over the south-west, is a ring composed of white dots. A few days later over the south-east there was a series of concentric white circles, followed thirty minutes later in the north-west by a black circle with 67 black and white spokes. At the center is a red and yellow diamond shape. This was followed on January 27 by a black and red swirling form with 24 arms, again very precise, and this time with a green, yellow and red burst in the center. This was accompanied by a white V, pointing to the center of the swirl, and which can still be seen on the radar today. I happened to be looking at the radar site when the swirl was showing, and I assumed that due to its appearance of being designed, it must have been an icon used by the weather service to display a weather formation of some kind.
However, Andrews claims to have been in touch with a technician from the Bureau, who wrote, "The one over North West Australia (circle with spokes) is a fault known by our technicians as 'the ring of fire fault'. Its caused by sever[e] arching inside the pulse forming network of the radar. Its nothing suspicious, its just a very rare fault, and its the first time that it ever happened on one of our radars".
Andrews is linking the anomalies to HAARP (is there anything it can't do?) however there is no clear indication of how these radar forms would have been created by the ionospheric heating technology.