The MODIS satellite image was taken about 2pm yesterday afternoon and shows the extensive fires near Margaret River. It also shows prescribed burning near Darradup and Denmark. The smoke plume stretches over 150km into the Great Southern Ocean.
Another cold front approaching SW Australia. The front is expected to bring between 10mm to 40mm of rainfall across the entire region.
Looks like the volcanic ash is back…with avengence! Here is the latest MODIS image of the cloud moving into SE Australia.
MODIS Satellite Image: Volcanic ash moving over Bass Strait Tuesday the 14th of June, 2011
Anzac Day clash at the MCG looks like it will be perfect for AFL fans with a nice and fine 23C day expected for the Melbourne. Hopefully it will be another cracking game between the Pies and the Bombers.
A member of our Facebook page emailed us this pic. These cool looking clouds are artificial clouds that are made from condensed water vapour from the exhaust of planes. As these hot exhaust gases cool, they may precipitate a cloud of tiny water droplets, and if the air is cold enough, tiny ice crystals can also be made.