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00:30 AWST on Friday 18 September 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Sep 17 16:30:00 2020

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Friday on 18 September 2020

Thick cloud with embedded thunderstorms is moving through central Australia,
associated with a cold front and cut-off low pressure system. Cold low cloud is
streaming up from the Bight in the wake of the system.

A surface trough ahead of the cold front is generating broad instability, with
thunderstorms and mid-to-high cloud being picked up by the subtropical jetstream
and flowing towards NZ.

Areas of high cloud also for parts of south-west WA ahead of an approaching cold
front. High cloud for tropics, thickening across the Gulf of Carpentaria.