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20:00 ACST on Friday 26 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri May 26 10:30:00 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 0000UTC Chart on 27 May 2017
Issued at 11:00 am EST Saturday on 27 May 2017

 
The cloud band moving across the Great Australian Bight is due to a cold front
with middle to high level cloud streaming ahead of the front mostly over
Tasmania. Thunderstorms can also be seen south of the Bight along the front. Low
level cloud is evident over the far southwest parts of Western Australia in a
southwesterly wind flow behind the cold front. 

Patchy middle level cloud over the Interior of Western Australia and the
southern parts of the Northern Territory is associated with surface and upper
troughs.

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

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