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09:00 ACST on Thursday 12 December 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Dec 11 23:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 12:53 pm EDT Thursday on 12 December 2019

Cloud over Western and South Australia is being driven by a trough above the
surface in the middle levels of the atmosphere.

A cold front has just crossed Tasmania and southern parts of Victoria, leaving
speckled low cloud through the area in its wake.

A high pressure ridge extending over the southern coastline of the continent is
keeping things settled in the region, with areas of widespread low cloud trapped
under the inversion through the Bight.

Low cloud over the New South Wales coast is from an onshore airstream. Ongoing
areas of thick smoke affect eastern NSW and coastal parts of southern

Enhanced tropical convection over the Coral Sea is associated with a slow moving
surface trough with an embeded low. Further convection can be seen to the west
of the Gulf of Carpentaria on a seperate trough.