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15:00 ACST on Friday 28 April 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 28 April 2017 Issued at 5:32 pm EST Friday on 28 April 2017 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Frances", Category 3, currently lies about 300km northwest of Kalumburu (WA). Deep convection and frequent thunderstorm activity can be seen near the centre of the Tropical Cyclone, with thin high level cloud streaming off across the Kimberley and the Northern Territory. Frances is moving west southwest at 17km/h and is expected to remain over the western Timor Sea for the next 24 hours. However, gales may impact the northwest Kimberley coast during today. A southerly airflow is maintained along the coast of New South Wales and eastern Victoria, with a trough of low pressure embedded in the flow currently observed near the NSW/Qld border. A weak low offshore is causing thunderstorms. Areas of low cloud linger along the northern NSW and southern Qld coast, with some enhanced shower activity and convective cloud in the vicinity of the embedded trough, though mainly offshore. A high pressure system lies over the western coast of South Australia, which is trapping moisture near the surface. This is causing widespread regions of low cloud over eastern SA and western parts of NSW and Victoria. Patchy low and middle level cloud is seen covering western Tasmania, with some mountain wave activity visible in the strong westerly flow. Moisture in the middle levels of the atmosphere is being carried across central and southern Western Australia by a middle level trough. Areas of middle level cloud are observed over the southern interior and coast, while upper level cloud is being dragged eastward across the northern interior by an upper level jetstream.