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17:30 AWST on Wednesday 26 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jul 26 09:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 27 July 2017
Issued at 5:07 pm EST Thursday on 27 July 2017

A cloud band associated with a cold front is crossing southeastern Australia.
Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms have affected southeast South Australia
today and are moving into western Victoria and Tasmania. High level cloud is
streaming ahead of the front over southern New South Wales, Victoria and

Another cloud band with embedded thunderstorms associated with a strong cold
front is approaching the southwest of Western Australia. The patchy cloud west
of this system indicates a large pool of cold, unstable air with isolated
thunderstorms. A similar cold pool lies west of New Zealand's North Island.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud and isolated showers to Cape York.

A thin band of high-level jetstream cloud can be seen just south of WA to.
Jetstream cloud also covers much of NSW and into southern Queensland.

A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the country is responsible
for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.