04:30 AWST on Monday 8 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 1200UTC chart on 8 February 2016
Issued at 12:08 am EDT Tuesday on 09 February 2016
Monsoon trough in the Coral Sea is triggering extensive area of showers
A low pressure system near the base of the Cape York Peninsula and a trough
across the tropical north of the continent is generating shower and thunderstorm
activity over northern Queensland. Isolated shower/thunderstorm activity is also
visible near and north of the Top End of Australia.
Areas of mid level cloud across the central interior of the NT and the QLD are
associated with an upper level disturbance.
A high pressure ridge over south of the continent is maintaining mostly clear
conditions across the southern interior. Areas of low cloud are visible over the
Bight and the Tasman Sea regions associated with the moist southeasterly flow.
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