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17:30 AEST on Wednesday 16 August 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 16 07:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 16 August 2017
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Wednesday on 16 August 2017

 
A thin band of middle level cloud extends from the interior of Western Australia
towards the northeast of New South Wales.

A cold front intersects the northern NSW coast and extends down into the Tasman
Sea, with some lower level cloud near the change on the coast. Cold air behind
the front is currently affecting Tasmania and southern Victoria, with cellular
cloud evident in the region.

A vigorous west to southwesterly air flow is affecting the southern coast of WA
and extends through the Great Australian Bight, with cellular convective cloud
and isolated thunderstorm activity. Small convective clouds with shower activity
are also present across the southwestern districts of WA.

Onshore winds are bringing patchy low cloud to the far north of Cape York and
the eastern Top End, but the remainder of the country is mostly clear under the
influence of a high pressure ridge.