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17:30 UTC on Friday 1 July 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul  1 17:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart on 02 July 2016
Issued at 5:29 pm EST Saturday on 02 July 2016

Low level cloud is visible over South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and inland
over New South Wales due to a westerly flow being directed by a dominating high
pressure system over southern Australia.

Middle level cloud extends over the Pilbara, Gascoyne Central Wheat Belt and
Interior Districts of Western Australia and western Queensland. This is due to a
surface trough over the Western Australian coast and an upper level trough.
Onshore winds are resulting in patchy cloud about the North Tropical Coast of

The rest of the country remains mostly clear under a high pressure ridge.