High-definition satellite images

See images from Himawari-8 in the new satellite viewer

This demonstration product is most suitable for people
with fast internet connection and high data allowance.

Low-definition satellite images

Satellite View Selection

02:00 ACST on Friday 18 August 2017 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 17 16:30:00 2017

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 17 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 18 August 2017

A widespread cold airmass extends from the Great Australian Bight through
southeast Australia and into the Tasman Sea. Extensive low level cloud and
speckled cloud indicating active showers and thunderstorms stretch across the
region. A cold front embedded within this airmass is developing over the Bight
and will move east across Victoria and Tasmania over the next 24hours. 

Another cold front lies further west over the far southwest corner of WA and has
an associated cloud band that wraps into a low pressure system further south.
Speckled cloud to the west of this extends over the Indian Ocean and represents
the cold airmass connected to this system. 

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.