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05:30 AEDT on Saturday 13 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb 12 18:30:00 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 0000UTC chart on 13 February 2016
Issued at 12:27 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'. Middle
and high level clouds can be seen streaming to the south from the cyclone. Some
low level clouds can also be seen along the south coast of Queensland due to
onshore wind flow.

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

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.

Cloud across Victoria and to the east of Tasmania is due to a surface trough.
Isolated thunderstorms can be seen embedded within this cloud band to the east
of Tasmania.

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

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