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17:30 AEST on Wednesday 4 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Mar  4 07:30:00 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 1800UTC chart on 4 March 2015
Issued at 5:54 am EDT Thursday on 05 March 2015

A monsoon trough is generating areas of thunderstorms about the Kimberley and
Pilbara coasts of Western Australia. High and middle level cloud is streaming
from this area through the interior and across the Bight. An established upper
level trough is generating this extensive cloud band. Thunderstorms are also
active over central Australia, the Top End and far north Queensland. 

Further south, a strong cold front is progressing across Victoria to the east of
Tasmania. An area of speckled cloud depicts a particularly cold air mass over
Tasmania. Another frontal system is tracking further south across the Tasman Sea
towards the south island of New Zealand.

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.