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07:30 AEST on Friday 19 December 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec 18 21:30:00 2014

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 19 December 2014
Issued at 5:53 am EDT Saturday on 20 December 2014

A broad area of low pressure extends across northern WA to the NT. This is
generating areas of mid-level cloud with embedded thunderstorms.

A trough from the central QLD coast stretches south to a low complex over the
Tasman Sea. A large well-developed cloud band is evident along the trough. 

Cloud associated with of a cold front is streaming across Tasmania.

An area of low cloud is evident along the NSW coast and adjacent inland.