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05:00 ACST on Tuesday 9 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb  8 19:30:00 2016

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 8 February 2016
Issued at 5:00 am EDT Tuesday on 09 February 2016

 
Monsoon trough in the Coral Sea is triggering extensive area of showers and
thunderstorms.

A low pressure system near the base of the Cape York Peninsula and a trough
across the tropical north of the country is generating shower and thunderstorm
activity over northern Queensland. Isolated shower/thunderstorm activity is also
visible near and north of the Top End of Australia. 

Patchy mid level cloud across the central interior of WA, NT and QLD are
associated with an upper trough.

A high pressure ridge over south of the continent is maintaining mostly clear
conditions across the southern interior. Low cloud visible near the coastal
parts of South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania is associated with a moist
southeasterly flow.

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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.