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13:30 AWST on Friday 6 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 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.