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04:30 AWST on Thursday 19 October 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Oct 18 20:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart on 19 October 2017
Issued at 12:29 pm EDT Thursday on 19 October 2017

Cloud with embedded thunderstorm activity is over the Coral Sea and north
tropical Queensland coast. This is due to a surface low pressure trough and an
upper level disturbance. Onshore easterly winds are resulting in areas of low
cloud over the remainder of eastern QLD.

Over the southeast of the continent is another cloud band, associated with a
cold front near Tasmania. This system is drawing moisture down from the QLD

Some low cloud is about the southern coast of Western Australia under the
inversion caused by the high pressure system there.