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18:30 AEST on Thursday 27 July 2017 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 27 08:30:00 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 27 July 2017
Issued at 11:03 pm EST Thursday on 27 July 2017

A cloud band with isolated thunderstorms associated with a cold front is
crossing Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales. High level cloud is
streaming ahead of the front over New South Wales.

Another cloud band with embedded thunderstorms associated with a strong cold
front is moving over the far southwest of Western Australia. The patchy cloud
west of this system indicates a large pool of cold, unstable air with isolated

A thin band of high-level jetstream cloud can be seen just south of WA extending
into South Australia, NSW and southern Queensland.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud and isolated showers to parts of Cape York
Peninsula. A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the country is
responsible for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.