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16:30 AWST on Wednesday 7 December 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Dec  7 08:30:00 2016

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Wednesday 07 December 2016
Issued at 6:09 am EDT Thursday on 08 December 2016

A monsoon trough and a weak tropical low south of Java are enhancing the shower
and thunderstorm activity off the northwest of the country.

A broad trough extends from this active region, through the centre of the
country, southern QLD to northeast NSW due to a broad area of low pressure.
Embedded thunderstorms can be seen over southern Queensland.

Another cloud band with large amounts of thunderstorm activity extends along a
surface trough that stretches from central Western Australia and joins to a cold
front over southeast South Australia and western Victoria to a low west of