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08:30 UTC on Wednesday 18 July 2018 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jul 18 08:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart
Issued at 11:39 am EST Thursday on 19 July 2018

The cloud band stretching from southeast WA through the Bight to Tasmania is
associated with a broad and strong cold front. Thunderstorms are embedded within
this cloud band, while the speckled cloud behind this front is also indicative
of active convection and thunderstorms.

An upper level jet-streak has produced high cloud over parts of NSW. High cloud
drifting from thunderstorm activity over Papua New Guinea, is also evident over
the north coast of Cape York Peninsula.

There are areas of low cloud over northern Queensland due to a moist easterly
onshore flow. Remnant patchy middle level cloud over the central interior of WA
was generated by an earlier upper level disturbance.

The remainder of the continent is mainly cloud free under the influence of a
high pressure ridge extending across central Australia.