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01:30 AWST on Saturday 7 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Mar  6 17:30:00 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 6 March 2015
Issued at 5:44 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. 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. An established upper level trough and jet stream is
generating this extensive cloud band. 

Further south, a cold front off the NSW coast connects to a very intense low
pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea. Southerly winds behind the front
are resulting in areas of low cloud about the southeast coast of the mainland
and also over Tasmania. Another frontal system is tracking across the Southern
Ocean towards Tasmania.

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.