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14:30 AWST on Saturday 13 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb 13 06:30:00 2016

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 13 February 2016
Issued at 11:00 pm EDT Saturday on 13 February 2016

An extensive area of cloud with shower and thunderstorm activity in the Coral
Sea is associated with the monsoon trough and tropical Cyclone 'Tatiana'with
some low and middle level cloud extending along the south coast of Queensland.

The monsoon trough extends across Cape York Peninsula and the tropical north and
is generating shower and thunderstorm activity about the far northern
Queensland, NT and WA coasts.

A high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly
clear conditions but onshore winds are causing some low cloud over the southwest
parts of WA and the Great Australia Bight.

A cold front is moving across Tasmania with mainly low cloud affecting Tasmania
and the southeast parts of SA and southwest parts of Victoria near a low
pressure trough.

A tropical low with associated cloud and thunderstorms is located to the far
northwest, near Cocos Island 

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