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15:30 AWST on Saturday 25 January 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jan 25 07:30:00 2020

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 1:07 pm EDT Sunday on 26 January 2020

 
A broad low pressure trough arcs across tropical northern Australia and down
through inland Queensland and NSW. This trough combined with humid northwesterly
winds is triggering isolated thunderstorm activity over the tropics and patchy
cloud over the region.

Further south patchy low cloud sweeps along the country's south coast with a
moist onshore flow. Low cloud also extends along the NSW coast and adjacent
areas with the onshore flow driven by the inland trough. Smoke from fires over
southeastern Australia can be seen extending over the Tasman Sea.