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18:30 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Full Disk

Infrared, greyscale, Full Disk satellite image of Australia at Wed Nov 22 18:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 22 November 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EDT Thursday on 23 November 2017

A surface trough with strong upper support is driving extensive cloud and
thunderstorm activity across South Australia. This cloud band extends along a
cold front down into the Southern Ocean. 

Widespread thunderstorm activity can be observed near the Northern Territory and
Queensland border. This is driven primarily by intense surface heating, and
again supported by an upper disturbance.

Isolated thunderstorm activity in the Kimberley region of WA and most of the NT
coastline has been initiated by a surface heat trough which lays across much of
the north of the country. 

The low cloud along the east coast of the continent has lifted due to day time
heating. However, the moist onshore airflow still persists, bringing plenty of
mid-level cloud to the east coast and the eastern interior.