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18:30 AWST on Saturday 27 August 2016 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Aug 27 10:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart on 27 August 2016
Issued at 5:07 pm EST Saturday on 27 August 2016

An extensive cloud band extends over the Coral Sea towards the North Island of
New Zealand and is due to a surface trough and associated upper level trough.

A weak low pressure system off the northern NSW coast is responsible for a large
area of thunderstorm activity around Lord Howe Island and some low level cloud
about the NSW coast.

A low pressure system and associated cold front is passing through southwest WA
with high level cloud streaming ahead of an extensive cloud band. A second cold
front passing through the Southern Ocean is responsible for the cloud band
influencing southern SA, VIC and TAS.