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16:30 AEST on Thursday 5 December 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 5 December 2013
Issued at 12:49 pm EDT Thursday on 05 December 2013
A surface trough and associated cloud band with isolated embedded thunderstorms extends over northern and eastern Australia eventually merging with a cold front over the Tasman Sea. A very cold air mass exists behind this front over agricultural areas of South Australia, southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania as depicted by the speckled cloud.
A ridge of high pressure over southern Western Australia is maintaining mostly clear conditions apart from some low cloud along the southern coast.