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07:30 AWST on Tuesday 28 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb 27 23:30:00 2017

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 1200UTC Chart 28 February 2017
Issued at 12:21 am EDT Wednesday on 01 March 2017

 
Showers and isolated thunderstorms are evident over the coast and ranges of NSW
between Sydney and Tweed Heads with further activity visible off the coast. A
moist easterly airstream is feeding into a surface low pressure trough which
interacting with a complex upper level trough to generate this weather. Onshore
winds are producing patchy low cloud along the remainder of the NSW and
Queensland coast. 

A humid airmass and broad area of low pressure persists over northern Australia.
Showers and thunderstorms are active over Cape York Peninsula, the Top End and
through northern districts of Western Australia. Middle level cloud with
embedded storms is occurring over the Pilbara, Central West and Gasycone
districts.

Southern Australia is dominated by the subtropical high pressure ridge which is
resulting in mostly clear conditions. An upper trough is producing a band of
middle and high level cloud streaming across the Bight to the south of Tasmania.
Some high is also drifting to the south of Western Australia.