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17:00 ACST on Tuesday 24 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 24 07:30:00 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 0000UTC chart 25 January 2017
Issued at 11:51 am EDT Wednesday on 25 January 2017

 
A humid and unstable air mass combined with an active Monsoon Trough over
northern NT with embedded tropical lows is enhancing shower and thunderstorm
activity across the Kimberley and the Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape
York Peninsula. 

Elsewhere a broad area of low pressure extends through the interior of the
continent with a surface trough triggering isolated showers and thunderstorms,
and forming a thick cloud band stretching from central WA through central
Australia and across NSW. A rapidly moving but weak cold front is crossing
southern Tasmania.

A ridge of high pressure extends across the Bight into the Tasman Sea, leaving
southern areas of the continent largely cloud free.