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18:30 UTC on Tuesday 12 December 2017 | False colour temperatures, Australia

False colour temperatures, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Dec 12 18:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 12 December 2017
Issued at 5:52 am EDT Wednesday on 13 December 2017

 
A complex low pressure system over the border region of South Australia and
Western Australia is moving east with a band of cloud and embedded
thunderstorms. Some middle and upper level cloud also lingers to the north,
across inland parts of WA.

Remanants of thunderstorm activity from yesterday afternoon and evening is also
present across the tropical north of the country.

A southeasterly airstream along the central and tropical coast of Queensland is
generating patchy areas of low cloud.

Higher level cloud is observed crossing Tasmania and southwestern Victoria,
streaming eastwards from the Bight.

The remainder of the country is mostly cloud free.