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21:30 UTC on Thursday 17 September 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Sep 17 21:30:00 2020

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Friday on 18 September 2020

Thick cloud with embedded thunderstorms is moving through inland parts of the
Australian continent, associated with a cut-off low over South Australia and a
cold front extending north to central Australia. Low cloud is streaming up over
the western Bight in the wake of the system.

A surface trough ahead of the cold front is generating broad instability, with
thunderstorms and mid-to-high cloud being picked up by the subtropical jetstream
and moving over eastern parts of the continent.

A cold front approaching Western Australia is producing areas of high cloud  for
parts of south-west.