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12:00 ACST on Monday 24 February 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

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

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:48 pm EDT Monday on 24 February 2020

 
A tropical trough lies across the NT Top End with Tropical Cyclone "Esther" in
the Gulf of Carpentaria. Large areas of convective cloud and thunderstorms are
being generated by this system throughout the Gulf, as well as over Cape York
Peninsula. Further thunderstorm activity can be seen over central and eastern
QLD.
A trough of low pressure across Victoria and a cold front approaching Tasmania
is maintaining unstable conditions and cloudy conditions across much of the
southeast of the country.

Another convective cloud area can be seen off the northwest coast of WA and is
associated with a Tropical Cyclone "Ferdinand".

A broad low pressure area over central and southern WA is generating mid to high
level cloud with a few embedded thunderstorms.

A dominant high pressure system to the southeast of the continent is generating
an onshore easterly airstream and cloud along the east coast.