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21:30 UTC on Friday 17 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 17 21:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 18 April 2015
Issued at 6:15 pm EST Saturday on 18 April 2015

A broad area of middle and high level cloud extends from the Indian Ocean and
central parts of Western Australia across to the southeast of the continent and
the Tasman Sea. This is due to an infeed of moisture ahead of a strong upper
level trough.

A vigorous cold front is now approaching Melbourne. Frontal cloud stretches from
the Eyre Peninsula to Tasmania. A large area of "speckled" cloud south of the
Bight is the cold air behind this front.

Low cloud lies over the WA south coast in the wake of this system.

Cloud from thunderstorm activity is over parts of Cape York Peninsula.