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22:30 AEST on Thursday 5 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Mar  5 12:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 6 March 2015
Issued at 7:01 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. 

A trough extending across the Top End, to the east coast of Queensland causing
extensive areas of thunderstorms.

Further south, southerly flow behind a strong cold front in the Tasman Sea is
causing low cloud to impact Tasmania and Victoria.

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.