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02:30 AEDT on Saturday 17 March 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Mar 16 15:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 17 March 2018
Issued at 12:45 am EDT Sunday on 18 March 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" (Category 1) is located off the coast of the Daly
River Mouth and is moving towards the north Kimberley coast. Heavy rain and
thunderstorm areas are occurring with this system. The monsoon trough extends
from "Marcus" across Torres Strait to a small tropical low over the northwest
Coral Sea. Showers and storms are active about the Gulf of Carpentaria and
northern Peninsula QLD.

Further south, middle and high level cloud is streaming from the Bight across
Victoria and Tasmania with isolated embedded thunderstorm activity. This is due
to a strong jet stream and an upper trough. A strong cold front is advancing
into the Bight with a pronounced pool of cold air behind it as evidenced by the
speckled cloud. Onshore winds are directing showers onto the southern Western
Australia coast.

The interior of the continent is mostly clear.