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12:00 ACST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Aug 22 02:30:00 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 22 August 2017
Issued at 8:54 pm EST Tuesday on 22 August 2017

A surface trough combined with an upper trough is creating a mid-level cloud
band over the Tasman Sea. Significant thunderstorm activity is embedded in this
cloud band. 

A weak cold front stretches from the south coast of Western Auatralia through
the Great Australian Bight towards southern Tasmania. Low cloud covers much of
Tasmania in a fresh northwesterly flow ahead of the front. This flow is also
causing cloud over western Victoria and eastern South Australia. Southwest WA is
under low cloud due to the onshore southwesterly airstream following the front.

A middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian Ocean
over central WA to northern South Australia, and is associated with a weak
surface low and trough interacting with a jetstream in the upper levels of the

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