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20:30 AEDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 26 09:30:00 2021

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
Issued at 12:55 am EDT Wednesday on 27 January 2021

The dominant feature in the tropical north of the country is an active monsoon
trough, which is causing convective cloud and thunderstorms and has several
embedded lows. The low in the Gulf of Carpentaria is continuing to develop, with
areas of deep convective cloud and enhanced lightning.

A large region of convective cloud and thunderstorms, associated with surface
troughs, extends from southern WA through the interior of the NT, western Qld
and inland NSW.

A large mid to high level cloud band connects the major inland trough through
inland eastern Australia to a cold front situated in the Tasman Sea. Another
cold front and low pressure system has just passed Tas, bringing bands of low to
mid level cloud. 

Moist onshore flow is bringing low level cloud to much of the southern mainland