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01:00 ACST on Thursday 2 April 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Apr  1 15:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:21 am EDT Thursday on 02 April 2020

The broad convective cloud band stretching from central Australia through to
southeast Australia is generated by the interaction between a surface trough of
low pressure with an upper-level atmospheric disturbance. Embedded thunderstorms
are observed over northern SA, southern NT and western NSW within this cloud

High cloud streaming over southern WA is associated with a deep low pressure
system over the southern Indian Ocean. The high cloud is being advected along
the subtropical jet stream away from the low towards southern WA. 

A weak trough near the NT/WA border is still producing active convection in its
vicinity including thunderstorms over the Kimberley. 

A weak onshore flow over the NSW coast tonight has brought patchy to overcast
low cloud over the eastern ranges extending from southeast QLD southwards along
the dividing ranges.