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18:30 AEDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jan 17 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 18 January 2017
Issued at 11:40 am EDT Wednesday on 18 January 2017

A trough of low pressure stretching over central Western Australia is producing
a large mass of middle level cloud and thunderstorms. Middle and high level
cloud is streaming from this system across southern South Australia, Victoria
and Tasmania.

A cloud band associated with a cold front is located near New Zealand, with cold
air to the west of this system producing large areas of speckled cloud to the
south and west of Tasmania. A second cold front is approaching WA from the west
producing a cloud band.

Another trough extends across northern WA and the Northern Territory, with
showers and thunderstorms occurring to the north of this trough.