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10:30 AWST on Thursday 19 April 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 19 02:30:00 2018

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 0000UTC Chart on 20 April 2018
Issued at 11:12 am EST Friday on 20 April 2018

 
A band of patchy middle level cloud stretching across central WA and through to
northern SA is associated with a trough. Embedded thunderstorms are visible
within this cloud band. A separate surface trough over southeast SA is
generating areas of middle level cloud with isolated thunderstorms.  

A surface trough just off the coast of NSW and southeast QLD is generating an
extensive band of middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms that extends
over the western Tasman Sea to southeast QLD.

An area of middle level cloud and isolated thunderstorms over northeast NSW and
southeast QLD is being driven by a weak upper level trough.