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23:30 UTC on Friday 24 January 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 24 23:30:00 2020

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:01 am EDT Sunday on 26 January 2020

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

Further south patchy low cloud sweeps along the country's south coast with a
moist onshore flow. Low cloud also extends along NSW's 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.