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20:30 AEST on Thursday 23 March 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 24 March 2017 Issued at 11:33 am EDT Friday on 24 March 2017 Tropical Cyclone Caleb 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. A surface trough extends from a low pressure system over the eastern Gascoyne district down into the Bight. This trough is producing an extensive mid-level cloud band with high cloud streaming ahead of it into South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. A low pressure system in the Coral Sea is producing an extensive area of cloud with embedded thunderstorm activity. The central and eastern interior of the continent is mostly cloud free under a ridge of high pressure.