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18:30 AEST on Monday 20 August 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug 20 08:30:00 2018

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Monday on 20 August 2018

Cold, speckled cloud which brought showers and cold conditions to the south-east
of the country yesterday is continuing to move out into the Tasman Sea. This
cold air is triggering thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea, where comparatively
warm sea surface temperatures are causing instability in the cold air mass. 

A middle to high level cloud band delineates a cold front currently over the
south-east, moving to the east of Tasmania. Low level convective cloud can be
seen in the cold air to the west of the front.

A low pressure system off the west coast on the country is shown by a swirling
mass of low level cloud with isolated thunderstorms on the southeastern flank.

The rest of Australia remains relatively cloud free.