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00:30 AEST on Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 22 14:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday on 23 January 2019

A monsoon trough over northern Australia combined with favourable moist surface
conditions has resulted in enhanced convective activity producing thunderstorms
over the Top End, far north QLD and a broad area of northern WA.

Patchy middle level cloud extends over most of central and southern WA, SA, and
NSW. Isolated thunderstorms have developed over most parts of this area, with
storms more frequent ovenr inland northeast NSW. This cloud is generated by an
upper level disturbance and a broad area of surface low pressure.

A cloud band associated with a trough and deepening low is just off the coast of
southwest WA.

Middle level cloud is crossing Tasmania along a weakening cold front. 

Low cloud is over southern Victoria, southeastern SA and near parts of the
Queensland east coast due to moist onshore winds driven by high pressure ridges.