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05:30 AEST on Thursday 23 March 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Mar 22 19:30:00 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 on 23 March 2017
Issued at 6:25 pm EDT Thursday on 23 March 2017

 
Tropical Cyclone Caleb is currently situated to the southwest of Indonesia in
the Indian Ocean. TC Caleb is part of an active monsoon trough which is
producing extensive areas of thunderstorm activity.

A surface trough connects a low pressure system near Port Hedland to a low off
the south coast of Western Australia. These systems are producing an extensive
cloud band over the interior of Western Australia and into the Bight. Some low
level cloud can be seen impacting southwestern WA in the southerly airstream
behind this trough.

A low pressure system in the Coral Sea is producing an extensive area of cloud
in the area. The moisture from this system is feeding down into the Tasman Sea
producing a large band of mid-level cloud.

The central and eastern interior of the continent is mostly cloud free under a
ridge of high pressure with some isolated thunderstorms visible through northern
Australia.