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13:30 AWST on Wednesday 22 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb 22 05:30:00 2017

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart 21 February 2017
Issued at 11:45 am EDT Wednesday on 22 February 2017

In the south, a low-pressure system with an associated cold front is approaching
the coast of South Australia, bringing some showers. There is a large amount of
speckled cloud to the west of this system, indicating the cooler air that is
following this system.

A trough extends from this cold front through the interior of Western Australia
to a low-pressure system in the north-west, where some storms are occuring.

Another low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded
ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred near the south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Enhanced
shower and thunderstorm activity is still evident near the ex-TC.

Low cloud is present along the east coast, especially in northern New South
Wales, due to the high pressure system in the Tasman Sea pushing moist oceanic
air onto land.