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04:30 AEST on Saturday 16 October 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Oct 15 18:30:00 2021

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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 6:09 am EDT Saturday on 16 October 2021

 
A complex low pressure system and associated cold front has moved into the
Tasman Sea with a weak low centre over eastern Bass Strait. A large cloud band
with a few embedded thunderstorms covers Tasmania and eastern half of Victoria
and southeast NSW.

A trough extends from southwest WA to the NT and further east, just off the
coast of QLD. Areas of cloud and a few storms are present near and to the north
of this trough.

The central inland part of the continent is mostly cloud free due to a high
pressure ridge while low cloud is present along the southern coast of SA,
western Victoria and WA.