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20:30 AEST on Thursday 15 November 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Nov 15 10:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:07 am EDT Friday on 16 November 2018

A high pressure ridge is directing moist onshore winds over southeastern
Australia resulting in a large area of low level cloud over eastern NSW and most
of Tasmania. High cloud is also evident over Tasmania ahead of a weakening cold

A trough of low pressure extending through central and southeastern Queensland
to the Tasman Sea has produced thunderstorms off the coast of northeast NSW. 

A broad area of low pressure over northern, central and western Australia
combined with moist, unstable air and an upper level jet stream has produced
large areas of convective clouds, including thunderstorms, in these regions.

Middle level cloud is being advected over central WA from the Indian Ocean by
the sub-tropical jet stream. 

A high pressure ridge extending from Bass Strait is keeping conditions over
inland southeast Australia mostly clear.