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02:00 ACST on Friday 20 April 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 19 16:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 19 April 2018
Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 20 April 2018

A band of patchy middle level cloud stretching across central WA and through SA
is associated with a trough. Isolated thunderstorms are visible within the cloud
band over coastal waters south of SA.  

Patchy low level cloud over the southwest corner of WA is being driven by a
moist onshore airflow.

A surface trough over eastern parts of the Tasman Sea is generating an extensive
band of middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms that extends back along
the southeast QLD to northeast NSW coastal regions.

Thunderstorms driven by surface convergence can be seen across northwestern
parts of the Top End and offshore.