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06:30 AEST on Thursday 13 December 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Dec 12 20:30:00 2018

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:21 pm EDT Thursday on 13 December 2018

 
Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen over the Gulf of Carpentaria and accociated primary
convective bands across the north continue to generate showers and
thunderstorms.  

An elongated trough with accociated showers and thunderstorms extend from
northern Western Australia across Central Australia to Victoria. A moist
northerly flow east of the trough coupled with good upper support is continuing
to generate shower and thundertorm acivity across the eastern coast of
Australia. 

A developing low pressure system and associated cold front over Victoria
continues to enhance shower and thunderstorm acivity of Victoria and NSW.  

An area of low cloud over southern South Australia is due to onshore southerly
flow.The remainder of continent remains relatively dry due to a high pressure in
the Bights.