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22:00 ACST on Wednesday 16 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 16 12:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart on 16 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday on 17 August 2017

A cold front located near New Zealand with an associated thick middle level
cloud band that can be seen sweeping back over the Tasman Sea. In it's wake to
the west the cold air is evident by the speckled cloud over southern parts of
the Tasman Sea. 

A series of troughs and a widespread cold airmass extends across the Great
Australian Bight covering adjacent southern parts of SA, across VIC and
Tasmania. Extensive low level cloud and speckled cloud indicating active showers
and thunderstorms stretches across the region.

A cold front southwest of WA can be seen with a cloud band wrapping into a deep
low pressure system associated with the system. 

The remainder of the country is mostly clear under the influence of a high
pressure ridge.