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18:00 ACST on Sunday 17 January 2021 | False colour temperatures, Australia

False colour temperatures, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Jan 17 08:30:00 2021

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
Issued at 12:28 am EDT Monday on 18 January 2021

 
Activity is increasing in the tropical north of the country, with tropical
Cyclone Kimi, off the coast, near Cairns in QLD. The monsoon trough lies along
the north of the country with another tropical low centred near the Top End in
Northern Territory. These features are producing active convective cloud and
thunderstorms.    

A trough along the WA coast is also causing some enhanced convection and
isolated thunderstorms. A band of mid to high level cloud stretches from central
NT, through northeastern SA and into southwestern QLD and northern NSW.

A moist southwesterly flow is bringing low cloud to Tasmania, eastern Vic and
far southern NSW while a high pressure ridge in the Bight is bringing mostly
clear conditions to southern WA, South Australia, much of Victoria  and southern
parts of the Northern Territory.