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18:30 UTC on Thursday 27 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 27 18:30:00 2017

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 1200UTC Chart on 28 July 2017
Issued at 12:19 am EST Saturday on 29 July 2017

 
A trough and a weakening cold front are moving across the Tasman Sea, triggering
active thunderstorm activity near Lord Howe Island.

Another cloud band associated with a strong cold front is moving over Western
Australia and the Bight. The patchy cloud west of this system indicates a large
pool of cold, unstable air with showers and isolated thunderstorms.

High-level cloud is streaming along the jetstream that extends from northwest WA
down to the southeastern states.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud to parts of Cape York Peninsula and the
eastern Top End. A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the
country is responsible for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.