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08:30 UTC on Saturday 1 October 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Oct  1 08:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 01 October 2016
Issued at 12:07 am EST Sunday on 02 October 2016

Low to middle level cloud over southeast Australia is associated with a deep
westerly surge of cold air being directed by a complex low pressure system
centred over the south Tasman Sea. 

In the north, middle level cloud over northwest Australia is the result of
tropical moisture being advected away from occasional thunderstorm activity
southwest of Java. While a moist southeasterly onshore flow has brought overcast
low cloud over the far northeast coast of Queensland.

In the west, a cloud band is tracking across southern WA. This cloud band is
associated with a cold front and developing low pressure system south of the

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