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13:00 ACDT on Friday 24 January 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 24 02:30:00 2020

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 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 11:40 am EDT Saturday on 25 January 2020

Humid northwesterly winds are feeding into a broad low pressure trough and
tropical low over the NT triggering widespread thunderstorm activity across the
north of the country.

Another low pressure trough extends from NT and links with a strong cold front
moving across the Tasman Sea. Thunderstorms and convective clouds are active
near the trough through the NT, southern Queensland, northeast NSW and also over
the waters off the NSW coast.

Further south, a westerly airstream is producing areas of low cloud over the
southern coastal parts of the country. While a high pressure ridge means that it
is cloud free over the southern and western interior. Smoke from fires over
southeast Australia extends over the Tasman Sea. A cold front can be seen moving
over Tasmania.