Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 13 March 2018
Issued at 12:20 am EDT Wednesday on 14 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 Tropical Cyclone Linda. The cloud is mostly middle
and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms.
Southeasterly trade flow is producing low level cloud along coastal parts of
A high pressure system near the Bight is directing onshore southerly airflow to
southeastern parts of Australia and is bringing patchy low level cloud along the
southern coastlines of VIC and NSW.
Low level cloud over western TAS is associated with a strong westerly airstream.
A surface trough and upper system extending along the southwestern WA coastline
is generating extensive cloud and embedded thunderstorms.