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22:00 ACST on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 17 12:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC chart 17 January 2017
Issued at 12:19 am EDT Wednesday on 18 January 2017

A trough of low pressure stretching over central Western Australia is producing
a large mass of middle level cloud and thunderstorms. Middle and high level
cloud is streaming from this system across the Bight to southern Victoria and

A cloud band associated with a trough is approaching Tasmania from the west,
with cold air to the west of this system producing large areas of speckled cloud
in the Bight and Southern Ocean.

Another trough extends across northern WA and the Northern Territory, with
showers and thunderstorms occurring along this trough.