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04:30 UTC on Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jul 17 04:30:00 2019

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 the 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 11:47 pm EST Wednesday on 17 July 2019

 
A cold front is generating a mid level cloud band with embedded thunderstorms
over the Tasman Sea. Cold air thunderstorm activity is evident in the cellular
cloud extending over Tasmania.

Low cloud over remaining southeast parts of the continent is due to a moist
westerly flow directed by a high pressure system over western SA.

Southeast wind flow is directing low level cloud near Cape York Peninsula while
an upper level jetstream is responsible for the high cloud streaming across the
Coral Sea.

A cold front is approaching the southwest parts of western Australia with low
cloud ahead of the front affecting the area.

The remainder of the continent is largely cloud free under the influence of a
high pressure ridge,