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07:00 ACST on Thursday 25 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed May 24 21:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 25 May 2017
Issued at 11:55 pm EST Thursday on 25 May 2017

Low to upper level cloud is evident over southeast Australia. This is due to a
passing cold front. Convective cellular-shaped clouds are evident in the cold
air over the east of the Great Australian Bight. 

A second cold front is tracking over the far southwest coast of WA. A cloud band
consisting of mostly lower level cloud denotes the frontal boundary. Further
north, patchy middle level cloud is present over central Australia. This was
generated over the northern Interior of WA by an inland trough of low pressure.

Onshore flow of moist oceanic air is producing some low cloud and showers over
Far North Queensland.

The rest of Australia is predominantly free of cloud due to the subtropical
ridge of high pressure over southern Australia.