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13:30 AEST on Thursday 22 February 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Feb 22 03:30:00 2018

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 22 February 2018
Issued at 5:42 pm EDT Thursday on 22 February 2018

A weakening low pressure system near the South Australian coast is continuing to
generate a mass of middle and high level cloud, which is streaming from the
eastern flank of the low across southeastern Australia. Extensive low cloud is
observed to the west of this low, over southern Western Australia as well as
South Australia.

An upper level low is slow moving over the Central Highlands district of eastern
Queensland, with thunderstorm activity occurring in the vicinity. Moisture and
low cloud is being fed into this system by an easterly airflow from the Coral
Sea into a surface trough along the coast of Queensland.

Another surface trough and low pressure centre is observed near the coast of the
Gulf of Carpentaria, and has triggered an area of scattered thunderstorm
activity. Meanwhile, other isolated thunderstorms are seen along the coast of
the Northern Territory and northwestern WA.