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19:30 AWST on Monday 27 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Feb 27 11:30:00 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 28 February 2017
Issued at 11:11 am EDT Tuesday on 28 February 2017

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

Yesterday evening's thunderstorm activity over the Gascoyne and Pilbara region
has generated extensive middle level cloud over the region. The patchy cloud
bands over southern WA are formed by the passage of a low pressure trough. 

In the north, humid conditions combined with a broad area of low pressure over
northern Australia has primed the area for further convective activity this

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