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10:30 AWST on Friday 20 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jan 20 02:30:00 2017

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 chart 20 January 2017
Issued at 12:25 am EDT Saturday on 21 January 2017

A surface trough extends from the Pilbara district of Western Australia through
northern parts of South Australia and northeast parts of New South Wales to a
deepening low pressure system over the Tasman Sea. Thunderstorms can be seen in
the vicinity of the trough. 

A moist north to northwest windflow covers a broad area to the north of the
trough, triggering thunderstorms over northern WA, the Top End in the Northern
Territory and the northern parts of Queensland. 

Middle level cloud is streaming across the southern parts of Tasmania, ahead of
a cold front approaching from the west.