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20:30 UTC on Friday 20 April 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 20 20:30:00 2018

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 1800UTC Chart on 20 April 2018
Issued at 5:40 am EST Saturday on 21 April 2018

 
Middle and high level cloud associated with a jet stream is streaming from the
Indian Ocean through the interior of Western Australia and central Australia.
Patchy cloud near a trough extends northwards through the Kimberley. 

Further south, a low pressure trough is moving through agricultural districts of
South Australia which is triggering a line of shower and isolated thunderstorm
activity. Cloud further extends through western Victoria and western parts of
Tasmania. Clear conditions persist behind the trough over the Bight and southern
districts of Western Australia. A cold front is clipping far southwest coast of
Western Australia.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms are visible near the southern Queensland and
northern NSW coast. This activity is associated with an onshore flow combining
with a low pressure trough. Southeasterly winds are bringing patchy low cloud to
the remainder of the Queensland coast.

A ridge of high pressure dominates the southeast of the country with mostly
clear skies inland. Patchy low cloud and fog areas are evident about the coast
and ranges through eastern Victoria and southern NSW.