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06:00 ACST on Friday 28 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 27 20:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 28 July 2017
Issued at 11:00 am EST Friday on 28 July 2017

 
A line of thunderstorms lies off the New South Wales coast. This is associated
with a cold front crossing the Tasman Sea. Strong westerly flow west of this
front isn bringing low cloud to western Tasmania.

Another cloud band associated with a strong cold front is moving over southern
Western Australia and the Bight. The cold front is bringing showers in a line
from Geraldton to Esperance, with isolated thunderstorms occurring further
south. The patchy cloud west of this system indicates a large pool of cold,
unstable air with showers and isolated thunderstorms.

A band of high-level jetstream cloud sits above the cold front and stretches
from near Cape Leeuwin (southwest WA) to eastern South Australia.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud to parts of Cape York Peninsula and the
eastern Top End. A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the
country is responsible for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.