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22:30 AEDT on Monday 27 March 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 27 March 2017 Issued at 1:09 am EDT Tuesday on 28 March 2017 Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie (category 4) is located to the north northeast of Mackay. The rotation and the eye of this system can be clearly seen in the impressive and extensive mass of cloud over the Coral Sea, which is also affecting parts of the east coast of Queensland. An active trough is producing extensive areas of thunderstorm activity across the north and northwest of the country with a low located off the Kimberley coast of WA. High cloud can be seen streaming across the southwest parts of WA. A cold front with an associated band of cloud and thunderstorms is moving across the southeast Australia.