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03:30 AEST on Sunday 26 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb 25 17:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart 25 February 2017
Issued at 5:43 am EDT Sunday on 26 February 2017

 
Showers and thunderstorms are active over the Kimberley, Top End and far north
Queensland due to a humid unstable airmass. Showers and isolated thunderstorms
are also visible about the southern interior of Queensland and the northeastern
districts of NSW. This is the reuslt of humid easterly winds feeding into a
surface trough combining with an upper level trough. Patchy middle level cloud
is evident over the Gasycone and Central West districts of Western Australia.
 
The subtropical ridge is keeping most of southern and central Australia clear.
The low cloud along the Victoria and New South Wales coast is due to an onshore
southeasterly wind flow directed by the ridge.

Further south, a cold front is tracking to the southwest of Western Australia.