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14:00 ACST on Friday 19 January 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 19 04:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart on 19 January 2018
Issued at 11:07 am EDT Friday on 19 January 2018

The monsoon trough is aligned off the northwest coast of WA extending across the
far northern NT coastline to the north of the Gulf of Carpentaria and is
generating thunderstorms. Cloudy conditions and isolated thunderstorms persist
across large parts of northern Australia. 

Patchy mid level cloud over central and southeastern WA is associated with a
trough of low pressure. Southerly onshore flow driven by a high pressure ridge
extending across the Southern Ocean is bringing areas of low cloud to southern

A cold front over southwestern Tasmania is generating mid level cloud and
isolated thunderstorms. 

Clear skies are evident across most of southeastern Australia due to a firm
ridge of high pressure centred over the western Tasman Sea.