This Pilbara Region storm tracker displays the fusion of radar, satellite, bushire hotspot detections, lightning and surface observations. The background map is actual true-colour imagery from low earth orbit satellites from recent days and will update automatically. Some areas may appear grey if no recent imagery is available, e.g. due to persistent cloud cover or bushfire smoke. Detected lightning is shown by yellow lightning icons. Arrows represent wind speed and direction observations from ground-based weather stations, with red arrows showing wind gusts >65km/h, while the small coloured dots indicate weather station rainfall measurements over the previous 24 hour period, in millimetres, according to the scale at the bottom. You may hover the mouse over these coloured dots or click for additional weather information. The weather radar reflectivity data, which also follows the colour sequence legend at the bottom, is a composite from multiple Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather radar sites. Real-time satellite cloud imagery is originally processed by the BOM from the geostationary satellite Himawari-8 operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Fire hotspots detections are included from four spacecraft, courtesy of NASA and JAXA. Older hotspots will appear as orange while real-time detections will be coloured red. Less intense fires are displayed as more transparent.
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