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00:00 ACST on Monday 20 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Feb 19 14:30:00 2017

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 0600UTC Chart 20 February 2017
Issued at 5:39 pm EDT Monday on 20 February 2017

 
A low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded Tropical
Cyclone Alfred over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Widespread showers and occasional
thunderstorms are evident surrounding the TV. Patchy low to middle level cloud
with embedded thunderstorms are also present along this broad area of low
pressure from northern WA through to northern QLD.

A second trough over the Tasman Sea extends south to a low pressure system east
of Tasmania. An extensive cloud band with embedded thunderstorms has been
generated by this trough and low pressure system.

In the west, a third surface trough of low pressure over southwest WA is
producing scattered showers and thunderstorm near its vicinity. Low cloud is
also evident over the southwest coast due to the passage of a nearby offshore
cold front.

Low level cloud is also present over much of Victoria directed by a dry
southwesterly airstream. Isolated thunderstorms are observed over eastern TAS
and southern VIC.