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20:30 UTC on Sunday 16 December 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Dec 16 20:30:00 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 the 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 12:15 am EDT Tuesday on 18 December 2018

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is centred offshore of the coast of Mackay, Queensland
with associated cloud band mostly off the coast. 

A low centred southeast of Tasmania and associated trough maintains a band of
cloud over the Tasman Sea. Low cloud covers far southeastern South Australia and
southern areas of Victoria in the southeasterly flow between the low and a high
south of the Bight. 

Areas of cloud are present along a trough extending from a low over southeastern
WA through the NT to the central Gulf Country in western Queensland.
Thunderstorm activity along this trough is being assisted by an upper level
disturbance. Thunderstorms are also occurring over central WA and south towards
the Esperance coast.

Central Australia and much of the rest of WA, except the far southwest, is
mostly cloud free.