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16:30 AEST on Wednesday 15 August 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 15 06:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Wednesday on 15 August 2018

An elongated cloud band that stretches the length of southern Australia
continues to move east with an associated surface trough.

This surface trough connects to a vigorous cold front which moved through
Tasmania and Victoria on Wednesday morning, leaving a pool of cold, speckled
cloud in its wake. Isolated thunderstorms can be seen across parts of Tasmania
and the Bass Strait. Further cold fronts can be seen to the south of the

The rest of the country remains relatively cloud free due to a strong ridge of
high pressure, with the exceptions being shower activity over the tropical
north-east Queensland Coast, patchy convective cloud off the Top End and low
cloud over the South West Land Division.