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10:00 ACST on Thursday 19 May 2022 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 19 00:30:00 2022

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
Issued at 5:33 am EST Friday on 20 May 2022
Low to mid level cloud covers the southeast and east of the continent, due to
onshore flow.

A cloud band crosses SA, southern Queensland and much of New South Wales. This
cloud is mostly associated with a disturbance in the middle and upper levels of
the atmosphere. 

A weak surface trough near the southwest corner of WA continues to bring further
low to mid level cloud onshore. 

Cool air from the south trailing a cold front now over New Zealand is
responsible for widespread low level clouds over Tasmania and coastal regions of

The deep tropics of the continent remain mostly cloud free at this time.