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06:00 ACST on Friday 20 October 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Oct 19 20:30:00 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 20 October 2017
Issued at 7:13 pm EDT Friday on 20 October 2017

Showers occurring over the Coral Sea and the north Queensland coast are due to a
surface low pressure trough and an upper level disturbance. Onshore easterly
winds are resulting in areas of low cloud over the remainder of eastern QLD.

There is a cloud band associated with a cold front and trough bringing rain to
eastern New South Wales. This system is drawing moisture down from the QLD

A combination of surface heating and a series of troughs extending from
southeast QLD to the Pilbara in Western Australia are producing isolated showers
and thunderstorms across northern Australia.

A high pressure system in the Bight is producing some low cloud over coastal
areas, but keeping the rest of the continent mainly free of cloud.