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21:30 AEDT on Monday 27 March 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Mar 27 10:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart on 27 March 2017
Issued at 7:06 am EDT Tuesday on 28 March 2017

 
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie (category 4) is located to the north northeast of
Mackay. The rotation and the eye of this system can be clearly seen in the
impressive and extensive mass of cloud over the Coral Sea, which is also
affecting parts of the east coast of Queensland.

An active trough is producing extensive areas of thunderstorm activity across
the north and northwest of the country with a low located off the Kimberley
coast of WA. High cloud can be seen streaming across the southwest parts of WA.

A cold front with an associated band of cloud and thunderstorms is moving across
the Tasman Sea.