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15:00 ACST on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for 1800UTC chart 17 January 2017 Issued at 6:12 am EDT Wednesday on 18 January 2017 A trough of low pressure stretching over central Western Australia is producing a large mass of middle level cloud and thunderstorms. Middle and high level cloud is streaming from this system across the Bight to southeastern South Australia and Tasmania. A cloud band associated with a cold front is located over Tasmania, with cold air to the west of this system producing large areas of speckled cloud in the Bight and Southern Ocean. Another trough extends across northern WA and the Northern Territory, with showers and thunderstorms occurring to the north of this trough.