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11:30 UTC on Friday 18 September 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Sep 18 11:30:00 2020

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Friday on 18 September 2020

Thick cloud with embedded thunderstorms is moving through central Australia,
associated with a cold front and cut-off low pressure system. Cold low cloud is
streaming up from the Bight in the wake of the system.

A surface trough ahead of the cold front is generating broad instability, with
thunderstorms and mid-to-high cloud being picked up by the subtropical jetstream
and flowing towards NZ.

Areas of high cloud also for parts of south-west WA ahead of an approaching cold
front. High cloud for tropics, thickening across the Gulf of Carpentaria.