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06:30 AEST on Thursday 29 September 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Sep 28 20:30:00 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 the 1800UTC Chart on 28 September 2016
Issued at 5:12 am EST Thursday on 29 September 2016

A strong cold front is now located over central New South Wales and Victoria and
extends to the significant low pressure system over Kangaroo Island in South
Australia. This is generating a large cloud band and thunderstorm activity over
most of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and southern South Australia. A
field of convective cellular cloud can be seen in the cold air behind the front
over far south South Australia and Western Australia.

An upper level cloud band is streaming down from tropical convection over
Indonesia to southeast Queensland. This cloud is brought along by the upper
level subtropical jet stream. A surface trough extending from the Top End to
central Queensland is causing isolated thunderstorms.