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17:00 ACST on Thursday 17 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 17 07:30:00 2017

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 17 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 18 August 2017

 
A widespread cold airmass extends from the Great Australian Bight through
southeast Australia and into the Tasman Sea. Extensive low level cloud and
speckled cloud indicating active showers and thunderstorms stretch across the
region. A cold front embedded within this airmass is developing over the Bight
and will move east across Victoria and Tasmania over the next 24hours. 

Another cold front lies further west over the far southwest corner of WA and has
an associated cloud band that wraps into a low pressure system further south.
Speckled cloud to the west of this extends over the Indian Ocean and represents
the cold airmass connected to this system. 

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