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10:00 ACST on Thursday 20 October 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Oct 20 00:30:00 2016

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC Chart on 20 October 2016
Issued at 6:05 am EDT Friday on 21 October 2016

An advancing cold front is resulting in an extensive cloud band and thunderstorm
activity over much of South Australia, and western parts of Victoria, New South
Wales and Tasmania. The cloud from the cold front extends far south of Tasmania.
A trough extends from the cold front to northern WA, with extensive
thunderstorms activity over central Australia, northern Western Australia and
the Top End, NT.

A mass of cold air lies over southwest WA and to the south of that state,
resulting in low cloud along the southern WA coasts.

Another surface trough is responsible for the patchy cloud over central