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16:30 AWST on Thursday 5 March 2015 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Mar  5 08:30:00 2015

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 0000UTC chart on 6 March 2015
Issued at 12:26 pm EDT Friday on 06 March 2015

 
Showers and thunderstorms are active about the Kimberley and Pilbara districts
of Western Australia due to a low pressure trough. High and middle level cloud
is streaming from this area across southern WA to western South Australia. An
established upper level trough is generating this extensive cloud band.
Thunderstorms are also occurring over far north Queensland. 

High cloud is streaming over southeast Queensland due to a jet stream.

Further south, a strong cold front has now moving over the Tasman Sea with low
cloud behind the front impacting Tasmania and Victoria. This front connects to a
developing low to the south.   

Operations Notices

  • 04 - 08 MAR: 02:30 UTC image cancelled due to sun interference.
  • 05 MAR: 20:30 UTC image cancelled due to scheduled JMA system maintenance.
  • 09-10 MAR: 02:30 UTC image affected by stray sunlight.
  • 01-10 APR: 02:30 UTC image may be affected by solar interference at ground station.