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00:30 AEST on Thursday 15 November 2018 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia West

Infrared, greyscale, Australia West satellite image of Australia at Wed Nov 14 14:30:00 2018

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:15 pm EDT Wednesday on 14 November 2018

 
A large cloud band with embedded thunderstorms sits over the east coast of the
country, extending into the Tasman Sea. This cloud band is being driven by a
surface trough, as well as an upper tropical moisture feed on the jetstream. 

Further south, a cold front is moving through Tasmania and Victoria, with low
cloud over much of the southeastern Australian coastline in the cold air west of
the front. 

Storms through inland NSW and QLD lay on a secondary trough feature spanning the
eastern parts of the country.

Thunderstorms through the NT are being driven by surface heating along a low
pressure trough, with severe thunderstorms observed to the north of Alice
Springs.

The rest of the continent is mostly cloud free.