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14:30 UTC on Monday 21 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug 21 14:30:00 2017

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 1800UTC Chart on 22 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday on 22 August 2017

 
A surface trough combed with an upper trough is creating a mid-level cloud band
that spreads over coastal parts of eastern Australia including from far
southeast Queensland to far eastern Victoria and  spans across the Tasman Sea.
Low cloud behind the trough system covers coastal parts of SA, VIC and over
Tasmania.  

A weak cold front approaching the far southwest corner of Western Australia has
an associated middle level cloud band that sweeps across the corner of the state
and through the Great Australian Bight. 

A patchy middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian
Ocean over central WA and is associated with a jetstream in the upper levels of
the atmosphere.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.