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04:00 ACST on Tuesday 21 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb 20 18:30:00 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 21 February 2017
Issued at 6:03 pm EDT Tuesday on 21 February 2017

A low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded
EX-Tropical Cyclone Alfred over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Enhanced showers and
thunderstorm activity is still evident near the ex-TC, mostly over northern QLD.
Middle level cloud from the outflow of ex-TC Alfred is also present over most of
central QLD. Higher based cloud can be seen streaming over southeast Queensland,
brought along by an upper level jet stream. 

In the west, a series of cold fronts over southern WA has produced scattered
showers and thunderstorms near their vicinity. The cloud band over the Eucla
district is mostly due to the passage of the prefrontal trough.

Low level cloud present over western Tasmania and Gippsland in Victoria is
directed by a dry southwesterly airstream.