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13:30 UTC on Wednesday 17 August 2022 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 17 13:30:00 2022

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:25 pm EST Thursday on 18 August 2022
 
A cold front with an extensive cloud band sweeps over southeastern Australia as
it begins to slip southwards. A second developing cold front further west moving
over western parts of SA has an associated cloud band over the region with
distinctive open cellular cloud over the Great Australian Bight in the cold
postfrontal airmass. 

A thin band of cloud fed by tropical moisture from the tropical Indian Ocean
south of indonesia can be seem moving across the Gascoyne coast and into the
goldfields region of WA. The remainder of the country remains relatively clear
under the influence of a high pressure ridge.