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10:30 AWST on Sunday 18 March 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Mar 18 02:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 18 March 2018
Issued at 5:56 pm EDT Sunday on 18 March 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" (Category 2) is over the north Kimberley coast. Heavy
rain and thunderstorm areas are occurring with this system. The monsoon trough
extends from "Marcus" across Torres Strait and into the northwest Coral Sea.
Showers and storms are active about the Gulf of Carpentaria and northern
peninsula of QLD.

Further south over the Tasman Sea, middle and high level cloud with isolated
embedded thunderstorms is due to a cold front and a strong jet stream. A
pronounced pool of cold air is behind the front as evidenced by the speckled
cloud over TAS, southwest VIC and to the far southeast of SA. 

A second cold front with an extensive cloud band is visible to the west of TAS. 

Onshore winds are directing low level cloud onto the southern WA coastline. 

The interior of the continent is mostly clear.