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01:30 AWST on Thursday 18 July 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jul 17 17:30:00 2019

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 the 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 11:00 am EST Thursday on 18 July 2019

A cold front is generating a mid level cloud band with embedded thunderstorms
over the Tasman Sea. 

A second front is generating mid-high level cloud over the eastern Bight area,
Tasmania and parts of Victoria. This front has also extended low cloud over
southwest parts of Western Australia.

Low cloud over remaining southeast parts of the continent is due to a moist
westerly flow directed by a high pressure system over inland SA.

Southeast wind flow is directing low level cloud near Cape York Peninsula while
an upper level jetstream is responsible for the high cloud streaming across the
Coral Sea.

The remainder of the continent is largely cloud free under the influence of a
high pressure ridge.