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13:30 UTC on Friday 28 February 2020 | Visible, greyscale, Full Disk

Visible, greyscale, Full Disk satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb 28 13:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 11:09 pm EDT Friday on 28 February 2020

 
The large area of cloud over northern WA and the western Top End is associated
with ex Tropical Cyclone "Esther". Ex-TC "Esther"  is still currently embedded
within the monsoon trough and is a focal point for convection in the region.
Middle to high level cloud streams from this system over northern NT.

The circular cloud mass off the northwest WA coast is associated with Tropical
Cyclone "Ferdinand".

A broad inland trough is bringing cloud and scattered thunderstorms across
western WA. Thunderstorms are particularly active across the South West Land
Division, with convection enhanced by an upper level low - located just off the
southwest coast. 

A moist and unstable airmass is bringing isolated storms to the east coast of
Qld, more scattered about the northern tropics. 

In the south, a ridge of high pressure over the Great Australian Bight is
directing a southwesterly onshore flow over the southeast coast of SA, coastal
VIC and TAS. Embedded within this flow are mostly low-based clouds.

The remainder of the country remains mostly clear due to the high pressure
system over the Bight.