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22:30 UTC on Friday 26 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri May 26 22:30:00 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 27 May 2017
Issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday on 28 May 2017

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms moving across Victoria and Tasmania
is due to a cold front. Low cloud can be seen over the southern coast of the
continent in the cold southwesterly wind flow behind the cold front. 

Patchy middle level cloud with isolated thunderstorms over the Interior of
Western Australia, the southern parts of the Northern Territory as well the
southern inland areas of Queensland and northeastern New South Wales is
associated with surface and upper troughs.

The upper trough is also responsible for middle level cloud streaking across the
Top End in the Northern Territory. 

Moist onshore wind flow is causing areas of low cloud along parts of the east
Queensland coast.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.