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18:30 AWST on Friday 1 July 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul  1 10:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC Chart on 01 July 2016
Issued at 5:23 am EST Saturday on 02 July 2016

A cold front with a broad area of thunderstorms lies over the Tasman Sea. Patchy
low cloud can be seen behind the front over Victoria and across large parts of
New South Wales and Tasmania.

Middle level cloud extends over the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Interior Districts of
Western Australia into central Australia and western Queensland. This is due to
a surface trough near the Western Australian coast and an upper level trough.
Onshore winds are resulting in patchy cloud about the North Tropical Coast of

Patchy low level cloud is also visible along the coast of South Australia due to
an onshore westerly wind flow.

The rest of the country remains mostly clear under a high pressure ridge.