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18:00 ACDT on Thursday 9 December 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec  9 07:30:00 2021

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:24 pm EDT Thursday on 09 December 2021

A cloud band and embedded thunderstorms associated with surface trough extends
from WA across the NT and northeastern Qld to southern NSW, and Vic. 

Areas of cloud with embedded thunderstorms are also present in eastern WA,
southern NT and western Qld.

There is a large cloud band over Vic and the Tasman Sea associated with another

A strong high in the Bight is maintaining a moist southerly airstream and areas
of low cloud over Tas, Vic and southern coastal areas of SA, and WA.

The rest of the continent is mostly cloud free apart from areas of middle to
high level cloud over southwestern WA.