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15:00 ACST on Thursday 27 April 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 27 05:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 27 April 2017
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Thursday on 27 April 2017

A trough extends along coastal Queensland to a low over the Tasman Sea,
producing some patchy low level cloud near the QLD coast.

A cold front has just moved off the New South Wales coast, with only patchy low
cloud now associated with this feature over land. The cold front stretches to a
broad low pressure centre over the Tasman Sea, with isolated thunderstorms
embedded within middle level cloud observed. 
Low level cloud can also be seen along the coast of South Australia, Victoria
and Tasmania due to an onshore wind flow.

A tropical low to the northwest of the Northern Territory is producing
widespread thunderstorms, with some high cloud from these storms streaming down
over northern Australia.

A middle level trough over Gascoyne district of WA extends over southern WA
producing middle level cloud within the vicinity. An upper level jetstream is
acting to pull some high level cloud over interior of WA.