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15:00 ACST on Friday 28 July 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul 28 05:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 28 July 2017
Issued at 5:01 pm EST Friday on 28 July 2017

 
Two lines of thunderstorms between the New South Wales coast and Norfolk Island.
These is associated with troughs north of a weakening cold front crossing the
Tasman Sea. Strong westerly flow west of this front is bringing low cloud to
western Tasmania.

Another cloud band associated with a strong cold front is moving over Western
Australia and the Bight. The cold front is bringing showers west of a line from
Shark Bay to Kalgoorlie. The patchy cloud west of this system indicates a large
pool of cold, unstable air with showers and isolated thunderstorms.

A band of high-level jetstream cloud sits above the cold front and stretches
from the central Bight to southern NSW.

Onshore winds are bringing low cloud to parts of Cape York Peninsula and the
eastern Top End. A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the
country is responsible for keeping the rest of the country mainly cloud free.