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12:30 AEST on Thursday 17 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 17 02:30:00 2019

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 12:19 pm EDT Friday on 18 January 2019

A significant cloud band with embedded thunderstorm activity extends from
central WA through South Australia and into Victoria and Tasmania. This is
associated with a surface trough and a cold front approaching the west coast of

Patchy low level cloud along the QLD coast is associated with an onshore flow
whilst isolated thunderstorm activity continues through the north of the

Southwest WA and eastern NSW remain relatively cloud-free due to the influence
of high pressure ridges.