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08:30 AWST on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 17 00:30:00 2017

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC chart 16 January 2017
Issued at 6:01 am EDT Tuesday on 17 January 2017

 
A trough extending from northwest Western Australia, through southern WA and
into the Bight is causing a band of cloud with embedded thunderstorms through
much of WA, extending across the bight to Tasmania. Extensive areas of cloud and
embedded thunderstorms also lie across large areas of northern WA, Northern
Territory and Queensland.

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is maintaining mostly clear conditions
across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. A cold front moving across
the Bight is producing a band of high and middle level cloud, mainly over ocean.
The cold air to the west of this front is producing large areas of speckled
cloud.