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18:30 AWST on Monday 20 November 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Nov 20 10:30:00 2017

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 20 November 2017
Issued at 5:05 pm EDT Monday on 20 November 2017

 
A series of low pressure troughs across northern and central Australia are
drawing moisture from the tropics into a broad area of cloud with showers and
embedded thunderstorms across northern and central Australia, and eastern South
Australia.

A moist northeasterly airflow, directed onto the continent's east coast by a
high pressure system in the Tasman Sea, is producing patchy cloud along coastal
and adjacent areas in Queensland and New South Wales. Tasmania is also covered
with scattered middle-level cloud.
Afternoon heating has produced a field of cellular convective cloud across the
remainder of northern WA, Queensland, northern and western NSW, and western
Victoria. Isolated showers are present with this cloud.

Further west, a weak cold front and its associated cloud band has reached
southwestern Western Australia, bringing some light shower activity.