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17:00 ACDT on Friday 16 November 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Nov 16 06:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:30 pm EDT Friday on 16 November 2018

 
A high pressure ridge in the Tasman Sea is directing moist onshore winds over
southeastern Australia resulting in some low level cloud over eastern NSW and
parts of eastern Victoria. High cloud is moving over Tasmania ahead of a weak
cold front passing to the south.

A trough of low pressure off the northern NSW coast has produced an area of
middle level cloud over the Tasman Sea. An inland trough extends from northwest
to southeast Queensland with convective cloud developing over the interior of
the state.

Moist unstable air is being advected from the northern Indian Ocean over central
WA by the sub-tropical jet stream. A broad area of low pressure is over western
and northern Australia. This situation has supported the development of
extensive areas of convective cloud and thunderstorms over northern, central and
western Australia.

A high pressure ridge extending over southern Australa is keeping southern SA,
and inland parts of Victoria and NSW mostly clear.