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13:30 AEST on Sunday 23 April 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Apr 23 03:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart on 23 April 2017
Issued at 11:10 am EST Sunday on 23 April 2017

Cloud with isolated thunderstorms moving across the southeast parts of the
continent and into the Tasman Sea is due to a combination of surface and upper
level troughs. Low cloud is visible over the coasts of VIC and SA and most parts
of Tasmania. A weak cold front and cloud band is crossing the southern Tasman

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing
southeasterly winds and areas of low cloud with isolated showers onto the
northern NSW and QLD coasts.

A surface trough is responsible for thunderstorms near the tip of Cape York,
with high cloud streaming into the Coral Sea. This trough connects to a low in
the Arafura Sea between the Top End and Papua New Guinea, which is causing
further thunderstorm activity.

Another broad surface trough and low is bringing some cloud and thunderstorm
activity to southwest WA. A trough extending from this low through the Bight is
causing low cloud.