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09:30 AEDT on Wednesday 4 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Mar  3 22:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 4 March 2015
Issued at 6:19 pm EDT Wednesday on 04 March 2015

Extensive cloud band with embedded areas of thunderstorm activity is situated
over the ocean near the Kimberley and the Pilbara coasts off Western Australia.
High and middle level cloud is streaming from this area over large parts of
southern WA and over southwestern South Australia. A strong upper level trough
just west of WA is helping to generate this extensive cloud band.

Low level cloud covers central NSW coastal areas and southwestern Victoria. 

Extensive thunderstorm activity is present over the tropical north of the
country, especially about northern WA and the Northern Territory due to a broad
area of low pressure.

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.