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02:30 AWST on Sunday 26 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb 25 18:30:00 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 26 February 2017
Issued at 6:01 pm EDT Sunday on 26 February 2017

 

The subtropical ridge is keeping most of southern and central Australia cloud
free. Low cloud along the New South Wales coast is due to an onshore
southeasterly wind flow directed by the ridge. Isolated thunderstorms are
visible over northeast NSW in a moist and unstable air mass.

A surface trough extends from central Queensland to NSW producing thunderstorms
within the vicinity. Another surface trough extends from the Top End to a weak
low off the coast of Broome through to southwest Western Australia producing
convective clouds and isolated thunderstorms.

A cold front is tracking to the southwest of Western Australia.