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13:00 ACDT on Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 23 02:30:00 2019

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:11 am EDT Thursday on 24 January 2019

The Monsoon Trough stretches over tropical, northern Australia and is driving
enhanced convective activity over the country's far north with particular focal
points over the Territory's Top End and others near two low pressure systems.
One low is located near Cape York Peninsula while the other is offshore from
WA's far north coast. Both low pressure systems are being closely monitored with
the low offshore from the Kimberley coast expected to intensify into a Tropical
Cyclone during Thursday. http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/index.shtml

Elsewhere the country is largely dominated by a broad area of low pressure where
patchy cloud with one or two thunderstorms continue through central Australia.
Across WA an active inland trough is triggering an extensive cloud band over
central to eastern parts of the state with embedded thunderstorms within the
cloud band.