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10:30 AEST on Saturday 22 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jul 22 00:30:00 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 22 July 2017
Issued at 5:58 pm EST Saturday on 22 July 2017

A deep low pressure system over New Zealand and associated cold pool are
producing low cloud over much of the Tasman Sea and widespread middle level
cloud and some thunderstorms near New Zealand.

A complex region of low pressure is south of South Australia and has multiple
cold fronts and troughs. Patchy high and middle level cloud is crossing South
Australia, Victoria and Tasmania ahead of the fronts. Some low cloud is over
southwest Western Australia. High cloud is streaming over northern Australia
from the north.

A ridge of high pressure is responsible for keeping the rest of the continent
mainly cloud free.