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16:00 ACDT on Monday 16 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jan 16 05:30:00 2017

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 16 January 2017
Issued at 12:17 am EDT Tuesday on 17 January 2017

A trough extending from northwest Western Australia, through southern WA and
into the Bight is causing a band of cloud with embedded thunderstorms to much of
WA, extending across the bight to Tasmania. Extensive areas of cloud and
embedded thunderstorms lie to the north of a second trough that extends through
outback WA and the southern Northern Territory.

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is maintaining mostly clear conditions
across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. A cold front moving across
the Bight is producing a band of high and middle level cloud, mainly over ocean.
The cold air to the west of this front is producing large areas of speckled