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00:00 ACST on Monday 18 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Jan 17 14:30:00 2021

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
Issued at 7:01 pm EDT Monday on 18 January 2021

 
Tropical monsoon activity continues to be visible in the north of the country
with convective cloud and thunderstorms. This particularly visible around
Cyclone Kimi off the coast near Cairns in QLD with visible cyclonic rotation.

A trough along the WA coast is also producing convective cloud and isolated
thunderstorms. This trough extends across the NT, central Qld and in to
northeast NSW bringing a band of mid-high cloud through these regions and
isolated thunderstorms in southeast Qld where a large stream of mid-high cloud
is streaming out across northeast NSW.

A high pressure system south of the Bight is directing low cloud over coastal
parts of southeast WA, SA, Vic and Tas.

The remainder of the continent is mostly clear.