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

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 20 13:30:00 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 6:51 am EDT Thursday on 21 January 2021

Convective cloud and thunderstorms are visible across the northern states if
Australia, associated with a number of separate troughs in this region.

A band of mid to high level cloud stretches from the Pilbara region to the
southwest coast of WA with embedded thunderstorms, associated with a surface

Elsewhere, a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is directing low level cloud
along the coast of eastern VIC. Otherwise onshore flow is similarly providing
low-level cloud to the coasts of south QLD and southwestern WA. 

The remainder of the country remains mostly cloud-free.