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03:30 AEST on Thursday 23 February 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East
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 0000UTC Chart 23 February 2017 Issued at 11:20 am EDT Thursday on 23 February 2017 A trough extends across northern Australia producing showers and storms over the Kimberley region of Western Australia and northern Queensland, near the Gulf of Carpentaria. Some mid level cloud produced by these storms sweeps across Queensland. However, coastal cloud along the Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts is due to a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea pushing moist ocean air onto land. Low level moisture trapped under a ridge of high pressure that extends over southern parts of the country is responsible for the low level cloud that blankets the Great Australian Bight and coastal regions of southern WA, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.