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01:00 ACST on Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East

Infrared, greyscale, Australia East satellite image of Australia at Mon Jul 16 15:30:00 2018

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 5:06 pm EST Tuesday on 17 July 2018

A strong cold front moving across Victoria and Tasmania has produced an
extensive cloud band with embedded thunderstorms. Cellular cold air clouds can
be seen behind the front.

Thick cloud wraps around a deep low pressure system centred well south of Perth,
extending another cold front northwestwards with isolated thunderstorms.

Some middle level cloud extends over far north Queensland.

The remainder of the continent is mainly cloud free under the influence of a
high pressure ridge extending across central Australia.