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02:30 AWST on Saturday 27 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri May 26 18:30:00 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 on 27 May 2017
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Saturday on 27 May 2017

 
The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms moving across the western parts of
Victoria and Tasmania as well as the southeast parts of South Australia is due
to a cold front. High cloud is streaming ahead of the cold front over the
eastern parts of Tasmania and Victoria and into the Tasman Sea. 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 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.