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06:30 AEST on Friday 24 January 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 23 20:30:00 2020

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 12:59 am EDT Saturday on 25 January 2020

 
Humid northwest to northeasterly winds feeding into a broad low pressure trough
and tropical low triggering widespread thunderstorm activity across the north of
the country.

Another low pressure trough extends from NT and links with a strong cold front
moving across the Tasman Sea. Thunderstorms are active near the trough through
the NT, the southern interior of QLD and northeast NSW.

Further south, a westerly airstream is producing areas of low cloud over the
southern coastal parts of the country. While a high pressure ridge means that it
is cloud free over the southern interior.