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17:30 AEST on Friday 15 October 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Oct 15 07:30:00 2021

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 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.