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03:30 UTC on Wednesday 16 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 16 03:30:00 2019

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 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 12:11 pm EDT Thursday on 17 January 2019

Isolated thunderstorm activity continues over tropical northern parts of the

A cloud band with isolated embedded thunderstorms extends from central WA to
southern South Australia, Victoria and to Tasmania. This is associated with a
surface trough.

Patchy low level cloud along the QLD coast is associated with onshore flow.

The rest of the country remains relatively cloud-free due to the influence of a
high pressure ridge.