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12:00 ACST on Thursday 8 December 2016 | False colour temperatures, Australia

False colour temperatures, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec  8 02:30:00 2016

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 Thursday 08 December 2016
Issued at 12:31 am EDT Friday on 09 December 2016

A Cloud band with embedded thunderstorms extends across the central parts of the
country due to surface and upper level troughs. Thunderstorms off the northwest
coast of Western Australia are associated with a tropical low located further

A cold front with an associated cloud band and embedded thunderstorms can be
seen moving across southern Queensland and northeast New South Wales. The cold
front extends to a low pressure system located over southeast Tasmania.

Low cloud is visible along the southern coasts of the country in the cool
southwesterly airstream behind the cold front.