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18:30 UTC on Friday 28 February 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb 28 18:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 11:50 am EDT Saturday on 29 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. 

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, while a patch of high cloud can be seen extending over southeastern

The remainder of the country remains mostly clear due to a high pressure system
over the Bight that extends a ridge into central Australia.