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18:00 ACDT on Wednesday 19 December 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Dec 19 07:30:00 2018

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 11:07 pm EDT Wednesday on 19 December 2018

 
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is located over the Coral Sea with a few thunderstorms
near its centre.

A series of low pressure troughs through the southeast of the country are
driving thunderstorms through northwestern Victoria as well as an active area of
severe storms through central to northeastern NSW.
Low cloud is being pushed over southern parts of WA and SA by the southerly wind
flow to the west of these troughs.

Low level convective cloud through tropical northern parts of the NT and QLD has
been brought about by afternoon surface heating in otherwise clear skies.