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20:30 AWST on Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Oct 20 12:30:00 2021

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
Issued at 6:15 pm EDT Thursday on 21 October 2021

 
A cold front south of WA has a cloud band that extends over the southwest of the
state. A trough across western NSW and western Victoria is maintaining a band of
cloud over much of Victoria, Tasmania and eastern half of NSW.

A surface trough extends from the Kimberley region of WA through the NT to
southeast QLD. Areas of cloud can be seen near and to the east of this trough
with some active thunderstorms over northwest QLD, southeast QLD and northeast
NSW.

Major cloud development is also associated with a surface trough that lies near
New Caledonia. This trough links to a low pressure system south of Lord Howe
Island.

The rest of the country is mostly clear apart from areas of low cloud about the
southern coast of SA.