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00:00 ACST on Sunday 26 March 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 25 March 2017 Issued at 6:07 am EDT Sunday on 26 March 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie (category 2) currently sits approximately 535Km to the east northeast of Townsville. The rotation of this system can clearly be seen in the impressive and extensive mass of cloud over the Coral Sea. Tropical Cyclone Caleb (category 1) is currently situated to the southwest of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. TC Caleb is part of an active monsoon trough which is producing extensive areas of thunderstorm activity across the north and northwest of the country. Another low is located off the Kimberley coast of WA. Further south, a surface trough is producing an band of mid-level cloud reaching from southeastern WA into the southeast of the country. The next cold front can be seen approaching WA from the southwest.