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21:30 UTC on Saturday 21 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jan 21 21:30:00 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 1800UTC chart 22 January 2017
Issued at 6:20 am EDT Monday on 23 January 2017

A humid and unstable air mass is resulting in extensive shower and thunderstorm
activity across the eastern Kimberley, Top End and northern parts of the Gulf of
Carpentaria. A broad area of low pressure exists over the inteior of the
continent with a series of surface troughs triggering showers and thunderstorms.
The main thunderstorm activity is visible through western Queensland, central
Australia and western districts of South Australia. 

High pressure is maintaining clear skies across the southeast of the country.
Patchy cloud is evident about the coast of South Australia and western Victoria
while southerly winds are bringing patchy low cloud to the far southwest of
Western Australia. Further east, a band of cloud over the southern Coral Sea
extends further southeast. This is associated with a surface trough connected to
an intense low pressure system near the south island of New Zealand.