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01:00 ACST on Thursday 25 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed May 24 15:30:00 2017

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 24 May 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday on 25 May 2017

A high pressure system over South Australia is directing a moist westerly
onshore flow over coastal southeast Australia. This has led to coastal showers
and low cloud over Victoria and western Tasmania.

A cold front, with a middle level cloud band can be seen extending from the
Eucla coast of Western Australia into the Bight, with speckled cloud to the west
of this front. While, low to middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms are
evident over the Pilbara and northern interior of WA and is due to troughs of
low pressure in the area.

Onshore flow of moist oceanic air is producing some low cloud and showers in
north Queensland.

The rest of Australia is predominantly free of cloud due to the subtropical
ridge of high pressure over southern Australia.