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05:00 ACST on Thursday 18 October 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Oct 17 19:30:00 2018

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 12:01 am EDT Friday on 19 October 2018

A trough of low pressure system extends across eastern Queensland, through
eastern NSW and connects to a weak low south of Tasmania. Associated cloud band
and thunderstorm activity is visible within the vicinity of the trough, cold
front and the low.

A trough with associated cloud and thunderstorms extends from northern WA
through to northern NT. 

An extensive area of cloud associated with a cold front is moving across
southern WA. Meanwhile, a pre-frontal trough ahead of the cold front in southern
WA is generating thundery showers. 

A broad area of low cloud lingers about the southeast SA and Victoria coast
while high cloud is streaming onto SA . 

The remainder of Australia is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge.