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00:30 AWST on Friday 20 July 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 19 16:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Friday on 20 July 2018

A broad cloud band with embedded thunderstorms extends over the Tasman Sea and
is associated with a cold front. Cellular clouds with isolated thunderstorms can
be seen in the cold air behind the front, mostly over Tasmania, Bass Strait and
southern Victoria.

Onshore winds are driving low cloud onto the coasts of South Australia,
southwest Victoria and western Tasmania.

High cloud is streaming across the central parts of Queensland, ahead of an
upper level trough. High cloud is also drifting onto the Cape York Peninsula
district in Queensland from thunderstorm activity further north.

A cold front approaching southwestern parts of Western Australia with an
associated middle level cloud band sweeping back across the Indian Ocean while
high level cloud extends further east ahead of this system across southern parts
of SA and across the Bight. 

The remainder of the continent is mainly cloud free under the influence of a
high pressure ridge extending across central Australia.