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06:00 ACST on Thursday 27 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jul 26 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 27 July 2017
Issued at 11:08 am EST Thursday on 27 July 2017

A large area of isolated thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea is associated with a
trough of low pressure.

A band of cloud with embedded thunderstorms associated with a cold front is
crossing southern South Australia. Thunderstorms are currently approaching
Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. High level cloud is streaming ahead of the front
over western Victoria and Tasmania.

Another cloud band with embedded thunderstorms associated with a strong cold
front is approaching the southwest The patchy cloud west of this system
indicates a large pool of cold, unstable air with isolated thunderstorms.

A thin band of high-level jetstream cloud stretches from southwest WA to
northeastern SA.

A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the country is responsible
for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.