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17:30 AEDT on Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 27 06:30:00 2021

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 6:08 am EDT Thursday on 28 January 2021

The dominant feature in the tropical north of the country is an active monsoon
trough, which is causing convective cloud and thunderstorms and has several
embedded lows. The low in the Gulf of Carpentaria is persistent, as is a low in
the northern Kimberly region, both with areas of deep convective cloud and

A large region of convective cloud and thunderstorms, associated with a surface
trough, extends from southern WA, SA borders to the low in the northern
Kimberley. Another surface trough extends from interior NT through Qld and
central NSW, to VIC producing odd thunderstorms, mainly over NSW and QLD.

A large mid to high level cloud band in the Tasman Sea is still connected to the
coast of NSW. 

High level cloud is being drawn from the tropics over the interior of the
continent through to southwestern SA and VIC.

Moist onshore flow is bringing low level cloud to much of the southern mainland

The remainder of the continent is mostly cloud free.