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01:00 ACST on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jan 16 15:30:00 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 1200UTC chart 16 January 2017
Issued at 12:17 am EDT Tuesday on 17 January 2017

 
A trough extending from northwest Western Australia, through southern WA and
into the Bight is causing a band of cloud with embedded thunderstorms to much of
WA, extending across the bight to Tasmania. Extensive areas of cloud and
embedded thunderstorms lie to the north of a second trough that extends through
outback WA and the southern Northern Territory.

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is maintaining mostly clear conditions
across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. A cold front moving across
the Bight is producing a band of high and middle level cloud, mainly over ocean.
The cold air to the west of this front is producing large areas of speckled
cloud.