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03:30 AWST on Tuesday 24 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jan 23 19:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC chart 24 January 2017
Issued at 5:47 pm EDT Tuesday on 24 January 2017

A humid and unstable air mass combined with an active Monsoon Trough over
northern NT is resulting in extensive shower and thunderstorm activity across
the Kimberley, the NT, Gulf of Carpentaria and western Queensland. A heat low
over the Pilbara is also causing thunderstorms.

Elsewhere a broad area of low pressure extends through the interior of the
continent with a surface trough triggering showers and thunderstorms from the
Kimberley, across northern SA to the northern NSW coast.  

A cold front and middle level cloud band are crossing the Tasman Sea.

A ridge of high pressure extends across the Bight to eastern Victoria, leaving
southern areas of the continent largely cloud free. Cloud can be seen over
southwest Tasmania in a vigorous westerly airstream.