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00:30 AEST on Friday 24 November 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Nov 23 14:30:00 2017

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 24 November 2017
Issued at 5:55 pm EDT Friday on 24 November 2017

 
An upper low together with a surface trough stretching from the Gulf of
Carpentaria to eastern South Australia are generating thunderstorms and middle
level cloud all the way from the Gulf to near Mount Gambier.

A band of middle level cloud can be seen extending south from Tasmania then
southeast into the Southern Ocean, influenced by an upper level trough. The
passage of this trough has triggered significant thunderstorms over central and
eastern Tasmania this afternoon.

A moist tropical airmass stretching from a heat low over the Pilbara, to the Top
End is producing low level clouds and isolated thunderstorms, as is a surface
trough  .

A moist, unstable airmass combined with afternoon heating has caused
thunderstorms over eastern Victoria and NSW.

High cloud over southern and central WA is being caused by a jetstream.
Southerly winds are causing low cloud over the Great Australian Bight and parts
of the South Australian coast.