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05:30 AEST on Tuesday 9 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb  8 19:30:00 2016

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 0600UTC chart on 9 February 2016
Issued at 6:28 pm EDT Tuesday on 09 February 2016

 
The monsoon trough and a low in the Coral Sea is triggering an extensive area of
showers and thunderstorms.

A low pressure system near the base of Cape York Peninsula and a trough across
the tropical north of the country is generating shower and thunderstorm activity
over northern Queensland, northern parts of the NT and the Kimberley region of
WA.

A high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly
clear conditions across most areas to the south. Patchy low cloud visible near
the coastal parts of Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania is associated with a
moist southeasterly flow.

A cloud band associated with a cold front is moving east over the Southern
Ocean, with some high cloud crossing Tasmania ahead of the front.

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  • From 4 Dec 2015 MTSAT data is no longer received via direct broadcast. The Bureau continues to receive MTSAT imagery via FTP, however this has a greater latency. Please use the new high resolution satellite viewer for superior performance.