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15:00 ACST on Saturday 21 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jan 21 05:30:00 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 0000UTC chart 22 January 2017
Issued at 12:44 pm EDT Sunday on 22 January 2017

A broad area of low pressure lies over Western Australia. A surface trough
extends across central Australia and southern Queensland, triggering showers and
thunderstorms. A humid  and unstable air mass is resulting in the thunderstorm
activity near the Top End and Peninsula district of Queensland. 

High pressure is maintaining clear skies across the southeast of the country
although a little cloud is evident about coastal NSW and Tasmania due to onshore
winds. Patchy cloud is evident over the Bight while southwesterly winds
producing low cloud about the far southwest of Western Australia. Further east,
a band of cloud is evident over the Coral Sea which extends further southeast.
This is associated with a significant upper level trough and an intense low
pressure system near the south island of New Zealand.