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19:30 AWST on Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Mar 20 11:30:00 2019

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:40 pm EDT Thursday on 21 March 2019

 
Tropical Cyclone Trevor (Category 2) is located just offshore from Weipa over
the Gulf of Carpentaria. Deep convective cloud is observed rotating around this
Cyclone, with high and middle level cloud extending across the northern Gulf of
Carpentaria and north Queensland. An extensive band of thunderstorms are also
observed across the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica (Category 4) is located northwest of Broome,
Western Australia. Widespread thunderstorm activity extends over a large area of
the ocean near Veronica, in the vicinity of a monsoon trough.

A large area of active thunderstorm activity is seen over southern WA, triggered
by a combination of a surface trough and middle level disturbance. High and
middle level cloud streams away to the east across the remainder of southern
districts of WA. High cloud filaments are moving rapidly east within high
altitude jetstream winds across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Isolated thunderstorm activity can be seen through southeastern Queensland and
about the Great Dividing Range through NSW and Victoria, triggered by afternoon
heating.

A slow moving upper low and surface trough is generating a band of cloud with
embedded thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea. 

Finally, a broad high pressure ridge south of the continent continues to direct
a light easterly flow across the remainder of southern Australia, with patchy
low cloud about coastal areas.