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05:30 AEST on Friday 15 December 2017 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec 14 19:30:00 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 0600UTC Chart on 15 December 2017
Issued at 6:02 pm EDT Friday on 15 December 2017

A band of middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms is streaming
from southwestern Queensland across New South Wales to the Tasman Sea. This is
associated with surface and upper level troughs. Afternoon thunderstorms are
visible in the vicinity of a surface trough over the northern parts of the

A cold front is approaching Tasmania from the west with patchy high cloud
drifting across southwest Western Australia and southern Tasmania.

The remainder of the country lies under generally clear skies.