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03:30 UTC on Sunday 11 December 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Dec 11 03:30:00 2016

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 0600UTC Saturday 11 December 2016
Issued at 5:00 pm EDT Sunday on 11 December 2016

 
Middle level cloud and thunderstorms are visible about northern parts of WA, the
NT, the Gulf of Carpentaria and also southwest and eastern parts of Queensland.
Isolated thunderstorms are developing over northeast New South Wales. This cloud
is associated with surface troughs.

Patchy middle level cloud is present along western parts of southern WA, near a
trough. Cloud over the southern Indian Ocean, extending to the west coast of WA,
is due to an upper level trough and an approaching cold front.

A cold front can be seen moving across the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand. Cool
onshore winds behind the cold front are causing patchy low cloud over eastern
Victoria, southeastern New South Wales and Tasmania.

A high pressure ridge is keeping the remainder of the continent mainly cloud
free.