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12:30 AWST on Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb 10 04:30:00 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 10 February 2016
Issued at 5:27 pm EDT Wednesday on 10 February 2016

The monsoon trough and a low in the Coral Sea are triggering an extensive area
of showers and thunderstorms.

A low pressure system near the base of Cape York Peninsula and a trough across
the tropical north of the country are generating shower and thunderstorm
activity over northern and western Queensland and northern parts of the NT and

A high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly
clear conditions across most areas to the south. Patchy low cloud visible near
the coastal parts of NSW and Queensland is associated with a moist southeasterly
flow. Isolated thunderstorms have formed near the southern NSW coast.

A cloud band associated with a cold front has moved past Tasmania, with some low
cloud passing over Tasmania and high cloud crossing parts of South Australia,
Victoria and NSW.

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  • From 4 Dec 2015 MTSAT data is no longer received via direct broadcast. The Bureau continues to receive MTSAT imagery via FTP, however this has a greater latency. Please use the new high resolution satellite viewer for superior performance.