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19:30 AWST on Tuesday 27 September 2016 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Sep 27 11:30:00 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 the 0600UTC Chart on 27 September 2016
Issued at 5:03 pm EST Tuesday on 27 September 2016

A field of convective cellular cloud over southeast Australia is associated with
the passage of a cold front. Similarly, the afternoon heat and increased
moisture has given rise to large swaths of convective cells appearing over
tropical northern Australia. 

In the west, a cold front is crossing the southwest coast of WA generating a
large cloud band with embedded thunderstorm activity. Patchy cumulus cloud is
also observed ahead of the thick cloud band.

An upper level cloud band is streaming down from tropical convection over the
Indian Ocean west of Java to central Australia and central Queensland. This
cloud is brought along by the upper level subtropical jet stream. 

The remainder of the continent is mostly cloud free due to a ridge of high
pressure centred over South Australia.