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14:30 AWST on Saturday 22 February 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb 22 06:30:00 2020

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 the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:59 pm EDT Saturday on 22 February 2020

 
A trough of low pressure near the western WA coastline is generating a cloud
band with active thunderstorms. A second trough extends across northern WA and
the NT Top End to the Gulf of Carpentaria. This links with an embedded tropical
low within the Monsoon Trough. Large areas of convective cloud and thunderstorms
are being generated by this tropical low throughout the Gulf, as well as over
Cape York Peninsula.

Further thunderstorm activity can be seen over southcentral QLD near another
pressure trough.

A dominant high pressure system to the southeast of the country is generating an
onshore easterly airstream with patchy low cloud on the NSW coast.