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06:30 UTC on Friday 19 January 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 19 06:30:00 2018

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 19 January 2018
Issued at 12:04 am EDT Saturday on 20 January 2018

The monsoon trough is aligned off the northwest coast of WA extending across
northern NT to the Gulf of Carpentaria and is generating thunderstorms. Cloudy
conditions and isolated thunderstorms persist across large parts of northern

A long band of scattered dry thunderstorms is associated with a low pressure
trough streteching across central WA, SA and through to western VIC. 

A large area of thunderstorm activity in the centre of the continent is linked
to an upper level trough. 

A cold front just to the east of Tasmania is generating mid level cloud.