17:00 ACST on Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
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 11 February 2016
Issued at 12:36 pm EDT Thursday on 11 February 2016
An extensive area of cloud with shower and thunderstorm activity is associated
with the monsoon trough and a tropical low in the Coral Sea.
An area of low pressure system across Cape York Peninsula and the tropical north
is generating shower and thunderstorm activity about northern and western
Queensland and northern parts of the NT and WA.
A high pressure ridge over the south of the continent is maintaining mostly
clear conditions with some patchy low cloud evident near coastal parts of
Victoria, NSW and Queensland in a moist southeasterly flow.
Some low cloud is passing over Tasmania and patchy high cloud is over NSW.
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