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01:00 ACST on Saturday 7 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Mar  6 15:30:00 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 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.

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.