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23:30 UTC on Friday 28 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul 28 23:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 29 July 2017
Issued at 5:01 pm EST Saturday on 29 July 2017

 
A trough is moving slowly over the Tasman Sea and is triggering isolated
thunderstorms.

Another extensive cloud band associated with a strong cold front is moving over
coastal South Australia, western Victoria and Tasmania. This band is causing
showers and rain areas from the northern Eyre Peninsula (SA) through
southwestern Victoria to western Tasmania. The patchy cloud west of this system
indicates a large pool of cold, unstable air with further showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

Coastal showers are prevalent from Geraldton to east of Esperance in Western
Australia, with isolated showers further inland. Further west, the next cold
front can be seen approaching the southwest coast.

High-level cloud is streaming along the jetstream that extends from northwest WA
to western New South Wales.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud to parts of Cape York Peninsula and the
eastern Top End. A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the
country is responsible for keeping the rest of the continent mainly cloud free.