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08:30 AEST on Saturday 6 February 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb  5 22:30:00 2016

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 6 February 2016
Issued at 6:26 am EDT Sunday on 07 February 2016

A low pressure trough extends from the Kimberley in Western Australia, across
the tropical north to a broad area of low pressure over the northern Queensland,
triggering isolated showers and thunderstorms. An extensive area of middle and
high level cloud stretches across eastern Queensland and northeast New South
Wales and extends along another trough out to the Coral Sea.

A high pressure ridge centred east of Tasmania is directing a moist onshore flow
and areas of low cloud to the New South Wales coast, eastern Victoria and

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