Recent Satellite Images

Satellite View Selection

21:00 ACST on Wednesday 4 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Mar  4 11:30:00 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 0000UTC chart on 5 March 2015
Issued at 12:33 pm 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, and off the coast of the Top End and far north

Further south, the strong cold front has moved out over the Tasman Sea and an
area of speckled cloud depicts a particularly cold air mass over Tasmania and
southern 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.