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20:00 ACST on Wednesday 22 November 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Nov 22 10:30:00 2017

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 0600UTC Chart on 22 November 2017
Issued at 5:12 pm EDT Wednesday on 22 November 2017

 
A surface trough with strong upper support is driving extensive cloud and
thunderstorm activity across South Australia. This cloud band extends along a
cold front down into the Southern Ocean. 

Widespread thunderstorm activity can be observed near the Northern Territory and
Queensland border. This is driven primarily by intense surface heating, and
again supported by an upper disturbance.

Isolated thunderstorm activity in the Kimberley region of WA and most of the NT
coastline has been initiated by a surface heat trough which lays across much of
the north of the country. 

The low cloud along the east coast of the continent has lifted due to day time
heating. However, the moist onshore airflow still persists, bringing plenty of
mid-level cloud to the east coast and the eastern interior.