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21:30 AEDT on Thursday 23 February 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Feb 23 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 0000UTC Chart 23 February 2017
Issued at 1:04 pm EDT Friday on 24 February 2017

 

The subtropical ridge is keeping southern Australia largely free of cloud, with
high pressure centres in the Tasman Sea, Great Australian Bight and the Indian
Ocean off the west coast of Western Australia. There is however some low level
moisture trapped under this ridge producing low cloud around coastal regions of
South Australia, Victoria, southern New South Wales and Tasmania.

Coastal showers and thunderstorms along the Queensland coast persist due to a
high pressure system in the Tasman Sea continuing to push moist ocean air onto
land.

A trough across the north of Australia is producing showers and storms in the
Northern Territory and the northwest of WA.