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07:30 UTC on Friday 23 February 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb 23 07:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 22 February 2018
Issued at 12:18 am EDT Saturday on 24 February 2018

A low pressure system over the southeast of South Australia is continuing to
generate a mass of middle and high level cloud which is streaming across
southeastern Australia. 

The trough connects with another low near the Queensland/Northern Territory
border and is generating large areas of thunderstorm activity over the northern

A strong upper level low over the the northern interior of Queensland is
combining with a very moist north to northeasterly airstream. This is resulting
in widespread cloud cover over much of Queensland. Thunderstorms remain active
over northern and eastern parts of the State. 

A trough extending over western WA is resulting in areas of convective cloud
with thunderstorms over central western areas of the State.