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18:30 AEST on Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Mar 19 08:30:00 2019

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:57 pm EDT Tuesday on 19 March 2019

 
Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor (Category 3) is located approximately 40km
southeast of Lockhart River and is moving slowly westward. Heavy rain and
thunderstorm areas are in the immediate vicinity of Trevor while a separate band
of showers and thunderstorms are affecting the northern Gulf of Carpentaria.
High level cloud is streaming further south from this system across the
remainder of north Queensland. A slow moving tropical low is located northwest
of Broome and is producing showers and thunderstorms. The monsoon trough is
aligned through this system remaining offshore from the northwest of WA. The
monsoon trough also extends across far north Queensland to Severe Tropical
Cyclone Trevor and over the northern Coral Sea.

Further south, a slow moving upper low and associated surface trough is
generating thunderstorms off the NSW coast while more active thunderstorms can
be seen near southeast and central QLD. A high pressure ridge south of the
continent continues to direct an easterly flow across the remainder of
southeastern Australia with patchy low cloud. 

To the west, active thunderstorms associated with two low pressure systems
embedded within a trough can be seen throughout western WA, while areas of
middle and high level cloud continues to drift over inland Australia.