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13:30 AWST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Aug 22 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 on 22 August 2017
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Tuesday on 22 August 2017

A surface trough combined with an upper trough is creating a mid-level cloud
band over the Tasman Sea. Significant thunderstorm activity is embedded in this
cloud band. 

A cold front stretches through the Great Australian Bight approaching Tasmania.
The fresh northwesterly flow ahead of the front is resulting in low level cloud
over southeast Australia including across Tasmania. 

A middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian Ocean
over central WA and northern parts of South Australia. This is associated with a
weak surface trough interacting with a jetstream in the upper levels of the

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.