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17:30 AWST on Monday 21 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug 21 09:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 23 August 2017
Issued at 11:00 am EST Tuesday on 22 August 2017

 
A surface trough combined with an upper trough is creating a mid-level cloud
band over the Tasman Sea. Significant thunderstorm activity is embedded in this
cloud band off the northern NSW coast. 

A weak cold front approaching the far southwest corner of Western Australia has
an associated middle level cloud band that sweeps across the corner of the state
and through the Great Australian Bight towards southwest Tasmania. Low cloud
covers much of Tasmania in a fresh northwesterly flow ahead of the front. This
flow is also causing cloud over western Victoria and eastern South Australia.

A patchy middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian
Ocean over central WA and is associated with a weak surface low and trough
interacting with a jetstream in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.