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00:00 ACST on Friday 24 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Feb 23 14:30:00 2017

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart 24 February 2017
Issued at 5:29 pm EDT Friday on 24 February 2017

The subtropical ridge is keeping southern Australia largely free of cloud, with
high pressure centres in the Great Australian Bight and the Indian Ocean. There
is however some low level moisture trapped under this ridge producing some low
cloud around coastal regions of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Coastal showers and thunderstorms along the Queensland coast persist due to a
high pressure system in the Tasman Sea continuing to push moist ocean air onto

A trough is moving up the coast of New South Wales and extends across the
Tasman, producing a cloud band over water and some areas of showers and
thunderstorms over land.

A second trough across the north of Australia is producing showers and storms in
the Northern Territory and the northwest of WA.