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15:30 AWST on Friday 30 September 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Sep 30 07:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 01 October 2016
Issued at 5:56 pm EST Saturday on 01 October 2016

Low to middle level cloud over southeast Australia is associated with a deep
westerly surge of cold air being directed by a complex low pressure system
centred over the south Tasman Sea. 

In the north, middle level cloud over northwest Australia is the result of
tropical moisture being advected away from occasional thunderstorm activity
soutwest of Java. While a moist southeasterly onshore flow has brought overcast
low cloud over the far northeast coast of Queensland.

In the west, a cloud band with embedded thunderstorms is tracking across
southwest WA. This cloud band is associated with a cold front and developing low
pressure system about 500km south of Esperance, WA.

The remainder of the continent is mostly clear due to a ridge of high pressure.