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00:30 AEST on Thursday 28 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 27 14:30:00 2021

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 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 3:03 pm EDT Thursday on 28 January 2021

 
The dominant feature in the tropical north of the country is an active monsoon
trough, which is causing convective cloud and thunderstorms and has several
embedded lows. The low in the Gulf of Carpentaria is persistent, as is a low in
the northern Kimberly region, both with areas of deep convective cloud and
lightning.

A large region of convective cloud and thunderstorms, associated with a surface
trough, extends from southern WA, SA borders to the low in the northern
Kimberley. Another surface trough extends from interior NT through Qld and
central NSW, to VIC producing isolated thunderstorms, mainly over NSW and Vic.

A large mid to high level cloud band in the Tasman Sea is still connected to the
coast of NSW. 

High level cloud is being drawn from the tropics over the interior of the
continent through to southwestern SA and VIC.

Moist onshore flow is bringing low level cloud to much of the southern mainland
coastline. 

The remainder of the continent is mostly cloud free.