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05:00 ACDT on Thursday 23 February 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East

Infrared, greyscale, Australia East satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb 22 18:30:00 2017

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 0600UTC Chart 23 February 2017
Issued at 5:33 pm EDT Thursday on 23 February 2017

 
A trough extends across northern Australia producing isolated showers and storms
over the Kimberley region of Western Australia and northern Queensland, near the
Gulf of Carpentaria. 

Some mid level cloud produced by these storms sweeps across Queensland, with
embedded thunderstorms forming within this cloud. Coastal showers and
thunderstorms along the Queensland coast are due to a high pressure system in
the Tasman Sea pushing moist ocean air onto land. 

Low level moisture trapped under a ridge of high pressure that extends over
southern parts of the country is responsible for the low level cloud that
blankets the Great Australian Bight and coastal regions of southern South
Australia, western Victoria and western Tasmania.