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12:00 ACST on Thursday 25 August 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 25 02:30:00 2016

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 the 1800UTC Chart on 25 August 2016
Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 26 August 2016

 
An extensive cloud band just off the Queensland east coast extends towards the
North Island of New Zealand and is due to a surface trough and associated upper
level trough.

Patchy middle-level cloud about the southwest of Queensland is caused by an
upper level disturbance.

An unstable west/southwesterly flow is bringing patchy low cloud to parts of
Tasmania and southern Victoria while an area of convective cloud just off the
New South Wales coast is due to another upper trough.

A strong cold front and its associated cloud band is approaching Western
Australia from the Indian Ocean and high cloud in advance of this system already
covers parts of the Southwest Land Division.