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04:00 ACST on Thursday 16 August 2018 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 15 18:30:00 2018

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 the 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:05 am EST Thursday on 16 August 2018

 
A band of mostly middle level cloud stretches from the central parts of Western
Australia across South Australia, New South Wales and into the Tasman Sea. This
is associated with an upper trough.

A cold front is moving across the eastern parts of New South Wales. Low cloud
behind the front is affecting coastal areas in the southeast of the country. 

Another cold front is approaching the southwest parts of Western Australia with
onshore winds driving low cloud onto the southern coast.

Onshore wind is also causing low cloud over parts of the Peninsula District in
far north Queensland. 

The rest of the country remains relatively cloud free due to a strong ridge of
high pressure.