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08:00 ACST on Sunday 23 April 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Apr 22 22:30:00 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 April 2017
Issued at 5:11 pm EST Sunday on 23 April 2017

 
A weakening upper trough is triggering isolated thunderstorms over soutwestern
Queensland, and a cloud band extending into northern NSW. A separate braod upper
trough is causing isolated storms off the NSW coast. 

Low cloud is visible covers Tasmania and coastal Victoria, with high cirrus
cloud rapidly moving across Tasmania and the eastern Bight. A weak cold front
and cloud band is crossing the southern Tasman Sea. A stronger cold front is
crossing the Southern Ocean, but is being prevented from approaching Australia
by a high pressure ridge.

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing
southeasterly winds and areas of low cloud with isolated showers onto the
northern NSW and QLD coasts.

A surface trough is responsible for thunderstorms near the tip of Cape York,
with high cloud streaming into the Coral Sea. This trough connects to a low in
the Arafura Sea between the Top End and Papua New Guinea, which is causing
further thunderstorm activity.

Another broad surface trough and low is causing extensive thunderstorm activity
to WA. Mid and high level cloud is streaming southeast away from this activity.
A trough extending from the WA low through the Bight is causing low cloud.