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16:30 AWST on Friday 9 December 2016 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Dec  9 08:30:00 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 0600UTC Thursday 09 December 2016
Issued at 6:06 pm EDT Friday on 09 December 2016

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

A cold front with an associated cloud band and embedded thunderstorms can be
seen moving across the Tasman Sea.

Low cloud is visible along the southern coasts of the country in the cool
southwesterly airstream behind the cold front. Speckled cloud with isolated
thunderstorms can be seen in the cold air east of the Bass Strait.

A high pressure ridge keeps most of the southern interior of the continent cloud