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17:30 AEST on Thursday 21 September 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Sep 21 07:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart on 22 September 2017
Issued at 11:08 am EST Friday on 22 September 2017

A thick cloud band with embedded showers and thunderstorms sweeps across the
Great Australian Bight associated with a cold front that wraps into a complex
low pressure system. The leading edge of the cloud band is starting to move over
western parts of Victoria and Tasmania as it approaches. 

A low pressure system sitting just off southwest WA is bringing a thick band of
middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorm activity into the South West Land
Division of the state. Some low level cloud is also evident ahead of this cloud
band. Severe Weather Warnings continue across southern WA associated with this

A high pressure system off the east coast is keeping eastern and northern
Australia mostly cloud free with some patchy high cloud still present in the
southeast of the country.