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21:00 ACST on Tuesday 27 June 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jun 27 11:30:00 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 1200UTC Chart on 27 June 2017
Issued at 11:25 pm EST Tuesday on 27 June 2017

 
An extensive band of middle and high level cloud, due to the interaction between
a surface trough and an upper level trough, extends from eastern WA to southern
Queensland and covers most of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

A trough lies just west of New Zealand. Speckled cloud can be seen in the
unstable cold air behind the trough covering much of the Tasman Sea.

Low level cloud is evident over tropical Queensland, Tasmania and along the
south coast of the continent and is due to onshore flows driven by a firm ridge
of high pressure. 

A band of cloud crossing the Bight indicates a cold front. More cold, unstable
air lies west of this front, indicated by the area of patchy cloud.

Skies are mostly clear over the northern half of the continent under the high
pressure ridge.