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21:30 AWST on Friday 17 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 17 13:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 18 April 2015
Issued at 12:13 pm EST Saturday on 18 April 2015

A broad area of middle and high level cloud extends across central parts of
Western Australia through to the southeast of the continent. This is due to an
upper level trough.

A vigorous cold front is now nearing Adelaide. Frontal cloud stretches from the
Eyre Peninsula, SA to just west of Tasmania. A large area of "speckled" cloud
south of the Bight is the cold air field behind the front.

Areas of low cloud along the east coast of Queensland and on the south coast of
WA are due to moist, onshore airstreams.