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18:00 ACST on Tuesday 21 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Feb 21 08:30:00 2017

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart 21 February 2017
Issued at 12:16 am EDT Wednesday on 22 February 2017

A low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded
EX-Tropical Cyclone Alfred just south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Enhanced
showers and thunderstorm activity is still evident near the ex-TC, mostly over
northern QLD. Middle level cloud from the outflow of ex-TC Alfred is also
present over most of central QLD. Higher based cloud can be seen streaming over
southeast Queensland, brought along by an upper level jet stream. 

In the west, a cold front over southern WA has produced a cloud band with
scattered showers and thunderstorms. The cloud band over the Eucla district is
mostly due to the passage of the prefrontal trough.

Low level cloud present over western Tasmania and the far southwest of WA is
directed by a dry southwesterly airstream.