Satellite Image For 13-03
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 12 March 2018 Issued at 5:31 am EDT Tuesday on 13 March 2018 Cloud across the top end of Australia is associated with the monsoon trough that is extending from the Top End of the Northern Territory through Torres Strait and out into the Coral Sea to the developing tropical low near the Solomon Islands. The cloud is mostly middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms. Southeasterly trade flow is producing low level cloud along coastal parts of Queensland, and the tail end of a low pressure trough is moving through central NSW with associated heavy shower activity. A high pressure system near the Bight is directing onshore southerly airflow to southeastern parts of Australia and is generating low level cloud and showers over the Southern Ocean and along the southern coastline of NSW and VIC. Extensive cloud over Tasmania is associated with a vigorous westerly airstream. Isolated thunderstorms along the northern WA coastline is associated with a surface trough.