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15:30 AWST on Sunday 19 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Feb 19 07:30:00 2017

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 1200UTC Chart 19 February 2017
Issued at 12:09 am EDT Monday on 20 February 2017

 
A low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with an embedded tropical
low near the Gulf of Carpentaria coast. Scattered thunderstorms are embedded
within middle level cloud in the vicinity of the trough.

A second trough extends from Northern Territory, across southeast Queensland and
into the Tasman Sea, ahead of another trough moving across Tasmania and the
southeast of the country. Extensive middle level cloud with embedded
thunderstorms can be seen in the vicinity of these troughs. 

Thunderstorms can also be seen near a weak tropical low off the northwest coast
of Western Australia with some middle level cloud affecting the Gascoyne and
Pilbara districts of Western Australia.

Low level cloud affecting Tasmania and Victoria, as well as coastal South
Australia is due to an onshore southwesterly wind flow and a low pressure system
over Tasmania. A few thunderstorms are visible over Tasmania and southern
Victoria around the low.