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06:30 AEST on Saturday 19 September 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Sep 18 20:30:00 2020

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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday on 19 September 2020

 
A cut-off low pressure system over southern SA extends a cold front, and a
series of troughs, northwards. Thick cloud with embedded thunderstorms lies with
and ahead of the front. Areas of high cloud are drifting off from this active
convection over much of the east of the country. Areas of low cloud, and a few
isolated thunderstorms, are visible along troughs as far north as the Top End. 

A southerly onshore flow in the wake of the low is directing low cloud over the
western Bight. The low is also causing northeasterly onshore winds over the
east, with low cloud building over eastern NSW, VIC and TAS.

A cold front moving over the far southwest of WA is producing areas of high
cloud over parts of south-west, with low cloud pushing in behind the front.