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19:30 UTC on Saturday 27 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat May 27 19:30:00 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 28 May 2017
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Sunday on 28 May 2017

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over the western Tasman Sea is due to
a large passing cold front. Convective clouds, including thunderstorms, are
evident over Victoria and Tasmania in the cold southwesterly flow behind the

A high pressure system is directing a moist southerly onshore flow over the
south coast of Australia, resulting in low level clouds.

Middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms over both the interior of Western
Australia and southeast Queensland are due to the interaction between surface
troughs and an upper-level jet stream.

An upper-level trough is responsible for the middle level cloud sreaming across
the Northern Territory and Kimberley. 

Moist onshore wind flow is causing areas of low cloud along parts of the east
Queensland coast.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.