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22:30 AWST on Thursday 18 January 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 18 14:30:00 2018

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 1800UTC Chart on 18 January 2018
Issued at 5:08 am EDT Friday on 19 January 2018

 
The monsoon trough is aligned off the northwest coast of WA extending across the
Timor Sea to north of the Gulf of Carpentaria and is generating thunderstorms.
Cloudy conditions and isolated thunderstorms persist across large parts of
northern Australia. 

Patchy mid level cloud over the central interior of WA is associated with a
trough of low pressure. Southerly onshore flow drive by a high pressure ridge
over the Indian Ocean is bringing areas of low cloud to southern WA.

Clear skies are evident across most of southeastern Australia due to a firm
ridge of high pressure centred over western Tasman Sea.