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09:00 ACDT on Thursday 21 March 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Mar 20 22:30:00 2019

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 the 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 12:06 pm EDT Thursday on 21 March 2019

 
Tropical Cyclone Trevor (Category 1) is located just offshore from Weipa over
the Gulf of Carpentaria. Heavy rain and thunderstorm areas are in the vicinity
of Trevor and extend across the northern Gulf of Carpentaria and north
Queensland.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica (Category 4) is located northwest of Broome,
Western Australia. Heavy rain and thunderstorm areas extend over a large area
near Veronica in the vicinity of a monsoon trough.

A large area of active thunderstorm activity is seen over southern WA, triggered
by a combination of a surface trough and middle level disturbance. High and
middle level cloud streams away to the east across the remainder of southern
districts of WA. High cloud filaments are moving rapidly east within jetstream
activity across South Australia and Victoria.

A slow moving upper low and surface trough is generating a band of cloud with
embedded thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea. 

Finally, a broad high pressure ridge south of the continent continues to direct
a light easterly flow across the remainder of southern Australia, with patchy
low cloud about coastal areas.