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09:00 ACST on Thursday 8 December 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Dec  7 23:30:00 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 0000UTC Wednesday 08 December 2016
Issued at 12:27 pm EDT Thursday on 08 December 2016

Cloud band with embedded thunderstorms across the central parts of the country
is due to surface and upper level troughs. Thunderstorms off the northwest coast
of Western Australia is associated with a tropical low located further to the

A cold front with an associated cloud band and embedded thunderstorms can be
seen moving across the southeast parts of the country. The cold front spirals
into a low pressure system located to the west of Tasmania.

Low cloud is visible along the southern coast of the country in the cool
westerly airstream behind the cold front.