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07:30 AWST on Monday 19 March 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Mar 18 23:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 19 March 2018
Issued at 6:05 pm EDT Monday on 19 March 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" (Category 3) is located offshore from the northwest
Kimberley coast and is moving westwards. Heavy rain and thunderstorm areas are
occurring with this system. Converging winds feeding into this system over
central western NT and northern WA are triggering a broad area of thunderstorms.
The monsoon trough extends from "Marcus" across the Arafura Sea through Torres
Strait to the northwest Coral Sea. Showers and storms are active about the Gulf
of Carpentaria and northern QLD.

Further south, a strong cold front is moving over far northeastern TAS and
through the Bass Strait. A large area of speckled cloud, with isolated
thunderstorms is visible west of this front. Onshore winds are directing areas
of low cloud across the southern Australia coastline.