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03:30 UTC on Tuesday 12 December 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Dec 12 03:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 12 December 2017
Issued at 5:29 pm EDT Tuesday on 12 December 2017

A trough and low pressure system lie over the southern coastline of Western
Australia, with an area of frequent thunderstorm activity observed in the
vicinity. Some middle and upper level cloud lingers to the north, across inland
parts of WA.

Thunderstorm activity is also observed across the tropical north of the country,
triggered in part by a broad area of low pressure combined with afternoon
surface heating.

A southeasterly airstream along the central and tropical coast of Queensland is
generating patchy areas of low cloud.

Higher level cloud is observed crossing Tasmania and southwestern Victoria,
streaming eastwards from the Bight.

The remainder of the country is mostly cloud free.