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15:00 ACST on Tuesday 21 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Feb 21 05:30:00 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 21 February 2017
Issued at 11:45 am EDT Wednesday on 22 February 2017

 
In the south, a low-pressure system with an associated cold front is approaching
the coast of South Australia, bringing some showers. There is a large amount of
speckled cloud to the west of this system, indicating the cooler air that is
following this system.

A trough extends from this cold front through the interior of Western Australia
to a low-pressure system in the north-west, where some storms are occuring.

Another low pressure trough lies across northern Australia, with the embedded
ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred near the south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Enhanced
shower and thunderstorm activity is still evident near the ex-TC.

Low cloud is present along the east coast, especially in northern New South
Wales, due to the high pressure system in the Tasman Sea pushing moist oceanic
air onto land.