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01:30 AEST on Tuesday 26 September 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Sep 25 15:30:00 2017

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 0600UTC Chart on 26 September 2017
Issued at 5:27 pm EST Tuesday on 26 September 2017

 
A trough is enhancing afternoon convection from the Top End to southeast
Queensland. A low south of New Zealand extends a cold front the central Tasman
Sea. This front is signified by a mid-level cloud band with embedded
thunderstorms. A southwesterly airstream behind this front is bringing areas of
low cloud to western Tasmania.

Further west, a band of mid-level cloud extends across the Bight to south
western Victoria. This is associated with a broad low complex with its main
centre near Albany. There are isolated thunderstorms off the WA south coast near
the low, as well as off the west coast between Perth and Shark Bay due to a
trough extending northwest from the low interacting with a mid-level
disturbance. Scattered showers are occurring across the southwest land division
in the clockwise flow around the low.

Patchy high cloud extends from the Pilbara to northwestern SA. This is expected
to thicken over coming days as tropical moisture is drawn down over the
continent.