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18:00 ACST on Thursday 21 January 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 21 08:30:00 2021

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 6:43 am EDT Friday on 22 January 2021

Convective cloud and thunderstorms are visible across the northern tropics, and
in central NSW extending up to southern QLD, associated with a series of surface

A developing Tropical Low off the northwest WA coast is generating large areas
of mid to high level cloud across northern WA, spreading across inland parts of
the continent.

A large mid to high level cloud band is moving eastwards ahead of cold front
west of Tasmania.

Moist onshore flow is bringing areas of low level cloud to the far southwest WA
coast, northeast NSW and southeast QLD.