Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 09 March 2018
Issued at 6:28 am EDT Saturday on 10 March 2018
The monsoon trough is extending from a low pressure system located over northern
NT, through the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, parts of northern Queensland and
out into the Coral sea. Middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms
can be seen within the vicinity of the low and monsoon trough. Another trough
over northern WA is causing patchy convective cloud.
A high pressure system located in the Tasman Sea is bringing onshore easterly
airflow to the eastern Australian coast and generating low level cloud along
coastal parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
Further west, the humid easterly winds are combining with an upper level trough
and producing middle level cloud over Queensland, central Australia and northern
A band of mid to high level cloud is visible over the Indian Ocean and extending
towards the far southwest of the country.
To the east, middle and high level cloud can be seen spiralling around Tropical
Cyclone Hola which is currently located to the northeast of New Caledonia