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22:30 AWST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Aug 22 14:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 22 August 2017
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Tuesday on 22 August 2017

A surface trough combined with an upper trough is creating a mid-level cloud
band over the Tasman Sea. Significant thunderstorm activity is embedded in this
cloud band. 

A cold front stretches through the Great Australian Bight approaching Tasmania.
The fresh northwesterly flow ahead of the front is resulting in low level cloud
over southeast Australia including across Tasmania. 

A middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian Ocean
over central WA and northern parts of South Australia. This is associated with a
weak surface trough interacting with a jetstream in the upper levels of the

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.