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02:30 UTC on Sunday 14 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Feb 14 02:30:00 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 1800UTC chart on 14 February 2016
Issued at 5:49 am EDT Monday on 15 February 2016

An area of cloud can be seen in the southern Coral Sea. This is associated with
a low pressure system, Ex-tropical cyclone "Tatiana".

Further north the monsoon trough stretches across the northern Coral Sea to the
north of the Australian continent and to the northwest of WA. Cloud and
thunderstorm activity is visible in the vicinity of the trough. Tropical Cyclone
"Uriah" is located to the far northwest of WA, west of Cocos Island. High cloud
can be seen streaming southwards from the cyclone outflow over the Indian Ocean
and across the southwest parts of WA and the Great Australian Bight. 

Thunderstorms are evident over the far northern parts of the country, howevere a
high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly clear
conditions with some low cloud over southern coastal areas.

A cold front has crossed Tasmania with a stronger cold front approaching from
the west over the Southern Ocean.

Cloud, off the southern coast of NSW and into the Tasman Sea is associated with
surface and middle level troughs. Thunderstorms are occurring within this cloud
band to the east of Tasmania.

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