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05:30 UTC on Friday 18 January 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 18 05:30:00 2019

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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:08 am EDT Saturday on 19 January 2019

A cloud band extends from central Western Australia through South Australia to
New South Wales. This is associated with the passage of a surface trough and a
cold front over southeastern Australia.

Low level cloud can be observed moving across Tasmania in the cold pool west of
the cold front. Low cloud is also present along the south coast of Western
Australia and East Gippsland due to a moist onshore flow.

Embedded thunderstorms are observed within middle level cloud over northern
Australia about the Kimberleys and Top End.

High cloud is evident over Queensland and is due to an upper level disturbance. 

The remainder of the continent is mostly cloud-free due to a series of high
pressure ridges.