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19:00 ACDT on Monday 20 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb 20 08:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart 20 February 2017
Issued at 12:27 am EDT Tuesday on 21 February 2017

A low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded Tropical
Cyclone Alfred over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Widespread showers and occasional
thunderstorms are evident surrounding the TC. Patchy low to middle level cloud
with embedded thunderstorms are also present along this broad area of low
pressure from northern WA through much of northern QLD.

A low pressure system east of Tasmania is producing an extensive area of
convective cloud. In the west, another surface trough over southwest WA is
producing scattered showers and thunderstorm near its vicinity. Low cloud is
also evident over the southwest coast due to the passage of an approaching cold

Low level cloud is also present over much of Victoria directed by a dry
southwesterly airstream.