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18:30 UTC on Thursday 19 October 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Oct 19 18:30:00 2017

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 19 October 2017
Issued at 6:04 am EDT Friday on 20 October 2017

Cloud with embedded thunderstorm activity is over the Coral Sea and the north
Queensland coast. This is due to a surface low pressure trough and an upper
level disturbance. Onshore easterly winds are resulting in areas of low cloud
over the remainder of eastern QLD.

In the southeast the cloud band is associated with a cold front and trough over
Victoria and southern NSW. This system is drawing moisture down from the QLD