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10:00 ACST on Sunday 14 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Feb 14 00:30:00 2016

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 14 February 2016
Issued at 6:15 pm EDT Sunday on 14 February 2016

An area of cloud with isolated thunderstorms can be seen in the southern Coral
Sea. This is associated with Ex-tropical cyclone "Tatiana".

Further north the monsoon trough stretches across the northern Coral Sea to the
north of the Australian continent and to the northwest of WA. Cloud and
thunderstorm activity is visible in the vicinity of the trough. Tropical Cyclone
"Uriah" is located to the far northwest of WA, west of Cocos Island. High cloud
can be seen streaming southwards from the cyclone over the Indian Ocean and
across the southwest parts of WA and the Great Australian Bight. 

Afternoon thunderstorms have developed inland over the far northern parts of the
country due to moist onshore wind flow.

A high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly
clear conditions but onshore winds are causing some low cloud over coastal areas
in the south of the continent, including Tasmania. 

Cloud, off the southern coast of NSW and into the Tasman Sea is associated with
surface and middle level troughs. Thunderstorms are occurring within this cloud
band to the east of Tasmania. 

Another trough with isolated thunderstorms can be seen to the southeast of
Tasmania moving eastwards.

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