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23:30 AEDT on Tuesday 6 December 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Dec  6 12:30:00 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 0600UTC Wednesday 07 December 2016
Issued at 7:42 pm EDT Wednesday on 07 December 2016

A broad trough extends from northern WA, through the interior of the NT and
western QLD to northeast NSW. The trough then extends further to a low pressure
system over the Tasman Sea. The instability associated with the trough combined
with a warm moist airmass is resulting in middle level cloud with showers and
thunderstorms across central parts of the country including through northern WA,
southern NT, northern SA, southern QLD and northeastern NSW.

Regions of QLD and the NT north of the trough are mainly hot and dry with
isolated thunderstorms over the Top End.

Patchy cloud associated with a weak trough is visible about Tasmania.

A monsoon trough and a weak tropical low south of Java are enhancing the shower
and thunderstorm activity in the region.