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15:00 ACST on Thursday 30 March 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Mar 30 05:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 30 March 2017
Issued at 11:05 pm EDT Thursday on 30 March 2017

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie is located over inland central Queensland near
Kingaroy and is slowly tracking southeastwards. Widespread cloud with areas of
heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms leading to heavy rainfall, flooding and
destructive winds continues to affect central and southern districts of
Queensland and northeastern NSW. A thick middle to upper level cloud band
streams out away from the low across the Tasman Sea stretching south of New

A trough extnds across the WA Kimberley coast, across the base of the NT's Top
End and connets through Queensland to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Thunderstorms
are being triggered along the trough across northern Australia.

Low cloud extends along coastal areas of SA and across southern Victoria and
Tasmania in a cold southerly airstream that has moved across the region in the
wake of a cold front. The cold front is currently moving further into the Tasman
Sea with isolated showers and thunderstorms occurring along the frontal

Another strong cold front is currently moving through southern Bight waters
approaching Tasmania.

Apart from an extensive area of middle level cloud over central WA, which is the
remnant of the last 24 hours of thunderstorm activity, the interior of the
continent is largely cloud-free under a ridge of high pressure.