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16:30 AEST on Thursday 14 December 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec 14 06:30:00 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 14 December 2017
Issued at 5:56 am EDT Friday on 15 December 2017

A band of middle and high level cloud is streaming from western Queensland
across New South Wales to the Tasman Sea. This feature is associated with a low
pressure trough and an upper level trough. An active thunderstorm complex is
observed near the Kimberley/NT border while isolated thunderstorms are occurring
over the remainder of the Northern Territory and northern interior of Western

Further south, a cold front is clearing east of Tasmania while another frontal
system is visible over the Southern Ocean. Patchy high cloud is drifting over
the far southwest of Western Australia.

The remainder of the country lies under generally clear skies.