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09:30 AEST on Friday 6 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 7 March 2015 Issued at 11:00 am EDT Saturday on 07 March 2015 Showers and thunderstorms are active over the north of the country due to humid winds feeding into a low pressure trough. Active areas of rain and thunderstorms are evident across the northern Coral Sea due two tropical lows embedded on a monsoon trough. In the west, cloud is streaming from the Pilbara region across to South Australia and western parts of Victoria. An established upper level trough and jet stream is generating this extensive cloud band. Further south, low cloud about the south coast of NSW is associated with a cold airmass in the wake of a vigorous cold front that passed through yesterday with the system now over New Zealand. Another frontal system is tracking across the Southern Ocean towards Tasmania with a frontal cloud band associated with this system streaming back over the Great Australian Bight.