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05:30 AEST on Tuesday 26 July 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jul 25 19:30:00 2016

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 0000UTC Chart on 26 July 2016
Issued at 11:00 am EST Tuesday on 26 July 2016

A strong, fast moving cold front is moving through the Tasman Sea with a large
field of cold air behind the front evident by the "speckled" cellular cloud
through Bass Strait and over Tasmania. 

An extensive cloud band with embedded showers and thunderstorms extends over the
Great Australian Bight, SA and VIC, is associated with a second fast moving cold

A band of middle level cloud streaming across the centre of the continent is
associated with a jet stream in the upper levels of the atmosphere.