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15:30 UTC on Thursday 21 February 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Feb 21 15:30:00 2019

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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:42 am EDT Friday on 22 February 2019

 
Tropical Cyclone "Oma" is situated over the Coral Sea, well away from the
Queensland coast. A large area of convection including thunderstorms surrounds
the system. Middle to high level cloud can be seen streaming from the cyclone to
the south, and then continuing past the North Island of New Zealand.

A ridge of high pressure over southern Australia is directing a moist onshore
flow over NSW. This has led to low level cloud along the coast and Dividing
Range. Low cloud is also visible on and south of the ranges over eastern
Victoria.

Low and middle level cloud over Tasmania is due to a weak trough.

A broad trough of low pressure extending from the Interior of WA to the north
and then across the northern NT is producing middle level cloud and areas of
thunderstorms. An area of thunderstorms is visible off the Queensland east
coast, north of Cairns.

The remainder of Australia is mostly clear due to a break in the monsoon and
ridges of high pressure in the south.