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11:30 UTC on Thursday 17 June 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 17 11:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:36 am EST Friday on 18 June 2021

 
A low pressure system is spinning in the Tasman Sea, with thick bands of middle
to high level cloud pushing onto TAS and eastern VIC. This low and a strong high
pressure system in southern WA are directing moist air onshore along most of the
southern Australian coast. An active trough moving through eastern SA has
brought showers and storms through the night.

A large band of mainly high level cloud continues to stream across northern and
central interior of Western Australia and extends further into southern NT and
central QLD.  This cloud band originates from convective activity in the Indian
Ocean to the northwest of WA.

The remainder of the country is mostly cloud free apart from scattered low level
cloud along coastal strips. Low and middle level cloud can also be seen about
tropical north QLD and west of the Great Dividing Range in NSW.