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10:30 AEST on Thursday 27 April 2017 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 27 00:30:00 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 1800UTC Chart on 26 April 2017
Issued at 6:05 am EST Thursday on 27 April 2017

A broad trough extends along coastal Queensland to a low over the Tasman Sea,
producing some patchy low level cloud near the QLD coast. A band of active
thunderstorms are observed to the distant east of Brisbane, over the Coral Sea. 

A cold front is moving north along the northeastern New South Wales coast, with
only patchy low cloud now associated with this feature over land. The cold front
stretches to a broad low pressure centre over the Tasman Sea, with isolated
thunderstorms embedded within middle level cloud observed.

A tropical low to the north of the Northern Territory is producing widespread
thunderstorms, with some high cloud from these storms streaming down over
northern Australia.

Isolated thunderstorms and areas of middle level cloud over the Gascoyne and
Pilbara districts of Western Australia are due to a surface trough. An upper
level jetstream is acting to pull some high level cloud over the remaining
southern and interior parts of WA.