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22:30 UTC on Wednesday 22 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb 22 22:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart 23 February 2017
Issued at 11:20 am EDT Thursday on 23 February 2017

 
A trough extends across northern Australia producing showers and storms over the
Kimberley region of Western Australia and northern Queensland, near the Gulf of
Carpentaria. Some mid level cloud produced by these storms sweeps across
Queensland. However, coastal cloud along the Queensland and northern New South
Wales coasts is due to a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea pushing moist
ocean air onto land.

Low level moisture trapped under a ridge of high pressure that extends over
southern parts of the country is responsible for the low level cloud that
blankets the Great Australian Bight and coastal regions of southern WA, South
Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.