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01:30 UTC on Friday 21 February 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Feb 21 01:30:00 2020

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 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:12 pm EDT Friday on 21 February 2020

 
A trough of low pressure near the western WA coastline is generating a patchy
middle level cloud band with active isolated thunderstorms. A second trough
extending from northern WA, across the NT's Top End and through into the Gulf of
Carpentaria can be seen linking up with an embedded low pressure system within
the Monsoon Trough. Large areas of convective cloud and thunderstorms are being
generated by the tropical low pressure system throughout the Gulf, as well as
over northern parts of QLD and the NT's Top End. 

Further thunderstorm activity can be seen in central and eastern QLD near
another low pressure system and trough extending through the inland of the
state.

A dominant high pressure system to the south of the country is generating an
onshore south to southeasterly airstream and bringing low level cloud onto
coastal parts of southern WA, SA, Victoria, Tasmania and NSW.

Patchy upper level cloud can also be seen extending through NSW and towards the
Tasman Sea which is caught within an upper level jetstream.