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12:30 AEST on Monday 27 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb 27 02:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart 27 February 2017
Issued at 11:15 am EDT Monday on 27 February 2017

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are evident over the northeast NSW and
southeast QLD coast. This convection is produced by a high pressure system over
the south Tasman Sea directing a moist easterly flow into an offshore low
pressure trough. Further south, where the trough is less prominent, the moist
onshore flow has led to coastal overcast low cloud conditions for southeast

Middle level cloud over the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of WA was generated by
a low pressure system that has since moved further west and offshore. The patchy
cloud bands over southern WA are formed by the passage of a series of low
pressure troughs. 

In the north, humid conditions combined with a broad area of low pressure over
northern Australia has maintained unsettled conditions for the region and is
ripe for convective activity. 

Elsewhere, the subtropical ridge of high pressure is keeping most of southern
and central Australia clear.