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07:00 ACST on Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jan 21 21:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 6:38 am EDT Tuesday on 22 January 2019

 
Patchy middle to high level cloud extends from central WA, through parts of
South Australia, New South Wales and southern Queensland. Isolated thunderstorms
are evident over parts of this area, mainly over central WA and northeast New
South Wales. The cloud is generated by an upper level disturbance.

A developing monsoon trough over northern Australia combined with favourable
moist surface conditions has resulted in enhanced convective activity producing
thunderstorms over the Top End, far north Queensland and a broad area of
northern WA.

A cloud band associated with a cold front is approaching southwest WA. Some low
level cloud is eveident near the southern coast of Australia due to cool onshore
winds.

The remainder of the continent is mostly cloud-free due to high pressure ridges.