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10:30 AEST on Friday 18 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 18 00:30:00 2019

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:38 pm EDT Friday on 18 January 2019

An extensive cloud band with embedded thunderstorm activity extends from central
Western Australia through South Australia and into Victoria and Tasmania. This
is associated with a surface trough and a cold front passing over Tasmania.

Afternoon thunderstorm activity is starting to fire up through much of the Top
End of Australia.

Southwest WA, eastern NSW and southern QLD remain relatively cloud-free due to
the influence of high pressure ridges.