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Satellite image for Saturday 17-03

Satellite Image

Satellite image for Saturday 17-03

admin March 17, 2018


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 16 March 2018
Issued at 12:40 am EDT Saturday on 17 March 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" (Category 1) is located near the Cobourg Peninsula of
the NT with extensive shower and thunderstorms in its vicinity. Isolated
thunderstorms are visible over the remainder of the Top End. The monsoon trough
extends from "Marcus" across Torres Strait to a small tropical low between the
Peninsula QLD and PNG. Patchy low cloud lies across the remainder of far north
Queensland due to a moist onshore airmass.

Further south, middle and high level cloud is streaming from the Indian Ocean
over southern WA, the Bight and southeastern Australia. This is the result of a
jet stream and upper trough. Onshore winds are also directing low cloud to parts
of the southern and central NSW coast. A strong cold front is located south of
WA with a pronounced pool of cold air in its wake as depicted by the speckled

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