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09:30 AEST on Thursday 21 February 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb 20 23:30:00 2019

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 the 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 11:34 am EDT Thursday on 21 February 2019

 
Tropical Cyclone "Oma" is situated over the Coral Sea, well away from the
Queensland coast. A large area of convection including thunderstorms surrounds
the system.

A ridge of high pressure over southern Australia is directing a moist onshore
flow over NSW. This has led to low level cloud along the coast and Dividing
Ranges. 

Low cloud is also visible along the coast of Victoria, South Australia and
Tasmania associated with a southwesterly wind flow. 

A broad trough of low pressure over the interior of WA and northern Australia
has produced areas of embedded thunderstorms.

The remainder of Australia is mostly clear due to a break in the monsoon and
also ridges of high pressure in the south.