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20:30 AWST on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 0600UTC chart 17 January 2017 Issued at 5:25 pm EDT Tuesday on 17 January 2017 A cold front and associated trough stretching from Tasmania across the Bight to the interior of Western Australia is producing a large mass of high and middle level cloud with some rain and showers over Bass Strait. The cold air to the west of this front is producing large areas of speckled cloud in the Bight and Southern Ocean. Another front approaches from the west behind this speckled cloud. A trough extends across northern WA and the Northern Territory, with showers and thunderstorms occurring along this trough. A second trough that extends across the northern Indian Ocean is producing thunderstorms embedded in middle level cloud.