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00:30 UTC on Sunday 25 February 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Feb 25 00:30:00 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 25 February 2018
Issued at 6:13 pm EDT Sunday on 25 February 2018

A low pressure trough extends through much of central Australia down to the
Tasman Sea. This trough is triggering extensive thunderstorm activity throughout
much of the northern half of the country, particularly in QLD where it is
combining with an upper level trough and a moist onshore flow.

Further south the high pressure ridge extends across the Southern Ocean with
low-level cloud seen over southern WA, southern SA, southern VIC and southern

A trough and cold front is moving through the Tasman Sea with the northern
extension of the trough bringing middle level cloud with showers and
thunderstorms through eastern NSW.

A trough also lies near the Western Australian coast and is generating
thunderstorms near the low pressure system embedded within the broader trough
over the Gascoyne district.