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14:30 AEDT on Saturday 25 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Feb 25 03:30:00 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 26 February 2017
Issued at 12:01 pm EDT Sunday on 26 February 2017


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

Few thunderstorms are visible off the coast of Broome near a weak low pressure
system. Middle level cloud extending from Exmouth to east of Geraldton is due to
middle level instability. A cold front is tracking to the southwest of Western