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03:30 AWST on Friday 9 December 2016 | False colour temperatures, Australia

False colour temperatures, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec  8 19:30:00 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 Friday 09 December 2016
Issued at 12:44 am EDT Saturday on 10 December 2016

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms extending across the northern parts
of the continent is due to surface and upper level troughs. 

Low cloud is visible along the coastal areas in the southeast parts of the
country as a result of onshore wind flow. 

A high pressure ridge is keeping the remainder of the continent cloud free.