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06:00 ACDT on Wednesday 18 October 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Oct 17 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 18 October 2017
Issued at 6:32 pm EDT Wednesday on 18 October 2017

Extensive cloud with embedded thunderstorm activity is over the Coral Sea and
adjacent Queensland coast. This is due to a surface low pressure trough near the
QLD coast combining with an upper level disturbance to the west.

Cloud is streaming from northwest South Australia to south of Tasmania. This is
associated with the remnants of a cold front. A second stronger cold front is
nearing this cloud band and will proceed across the southeast of the continent.
A further cold front can be seen well south of Western Australia.

An area of low cloud is over southwest WA in the onshore flow driven by the high
pressure system.