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20:30 AEST on Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Visible, greyscale, Full Disk

Visible, greyscale, Full Disk satellite image of Australia at Wed May 23 10:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 23 May 2018
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Wednesday on 23 May 2018

 
A strong and slow-moving high pressure system in the Bight continues to dominate
the weather pattern over much of Australia. This high pressure system is
directing a cool south-westerly flow over Victoria and parts of New South Wales
and South Australia, resulting in areas of low cloud.

Further low cloud can be observed across parts of Tasmania which is associated
with a cold front that is tracking towards the east. 

High cloud spilling over northern Western Australia and parts of the Northern
Territory is associated with a weak upper trough combining with a nearby jet
stream.

A thick cloud band to the south-west of the continent which spirals into a low
pressure system is associated with a very strong cold front moving up from the
Southern Ocean.