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17:00 ACST on Friday 7 March 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 7 March 2014
Issued at 11:47 pm EDT Friday on 07 March 2014
Scattered thunderstorm activity is evident about northern tropical areas and over the Coral Sea. Enhanced thunderstorm activity can be seen near a developing tropical low in the Coral Sea east of Cairns and also near another tropical low in the eastern Arafura Sea northwest of Weipa.
Isolated thunderstorm activity is also evident over central Australia within an area of patchy middle level cloud. A small area of thunderstorm cloud is continuing along coastal areas of the far south of NSW.
An area of cloud over southern Victoria, Bass Strait and northern Tasmania is from an infeed of moisture in easterly winds.
Low-level cloud over the Bight is trapped under a subsidence inversion driven by a high pressure system.