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08:30 AEST on Tuesday 22 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug 21 22:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 22 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday on 23 August 2017

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

A cold front stretches through the Great Australian Bight and across Tasmania.
Mositure trapped under the ridge ahead of this cold front is resulting in low
level cloud over southeast Australia. 

A middle level cloud band sweeps from the northern parts of the Indian Ocean
over central WA and northern parts of South Australia. This is associated 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.