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12:30 UTC on Saturday 6 February 2016 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East

Infrared, greyscale, Australia East satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb  6 12:30:00 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 7 February 2016
Issued at 5:18 pm EDT Sunday on 07 February 2016

A low pressure trough extends from the Kimberley in Western Australia, across
the tropical north to a broad area of low pressure over the eastern Queensland,
triggering isolated showers and thunderstorms over eastern Queensland.
Thunderstorms are visible along the tropical east and west coasts. An extensive
area of middle and high level cloud stretches across eastern Queensland and
northeast New South Wales and extends along another trough out to the Coral Sea.

An extensive mass cloud associated with a low pressure system triggering
isolated showers and thunderstorms over Coral Sea. 

A high pressure ridge centred southeast of Tasmania is directing a moist onshore
flow and areas of low cloud to the New South Wales coast, and Tasmania.

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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.