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17:30 UTC on Thursday 21 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 21 17:30:00 2021

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
Issued at 2:40 am EDT Friday on 22 January 2021

Convective cloud and thunderstorms are visible across the northern tropics, and
in central NSW extending up to southern QLD, associated with a series of surface

A developing Tropical Low off the northwest WA coast is generating large areas
of mid to high level cloud across northern WA, spreading across inland parts of
the continent.

A cold front east of Tasmania is associated with a large mid to high level cloud

Moist onshore flow is bringing areas of low level cloud to the far southwest WA
coast, northeast NSW and southeast QLD.