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25/09/2016: Cloud affecting hotspot detection

Extensive cloud cover is affecting the satellite detection of hotspots for parts of northern Australia - see the satellite map on the NAFI home page or, when viewing hotspots, check the cloud cover in the area by going to Track Fires > Check conditions > Check Clouds
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  • Hotspot location on any map is only accurate to within 1.5 km
  • The hotspot symbol on the maps does not indicate the size of the fire
  • Some fires may be small, brief, or obscured by smoke or cloud and go undetected
  • Satellites detect other heat sources such as smokestacks