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09:30 AEDT on Monday 18 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Jan 17 22:30:00 2021

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 12:24 pm EDT Monday on 18 January 2021

 
Tropical monsoon activity continues in the 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
the 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. The trough extends across the NT, central Qld and in to
northeast NSW bringing a band of mid-high cloud and isolated thunderstorms in
southeast Qld.

A high pressure system south of the Bight is directing a moist onshore flow
triggering low cloud over coastal parts of southwest WA, SA, Vic and Tas. A cold
front approaching southern Tasmania is also enhancing cloud coverage over the
state. 

The remainder of the continent is mostly clear.