Satellite View Selection
13:30 AEST on Thursday 20 June 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 20 June 2013
Issued at 1:09 pm EST Thursday on 20 June 2013
A large cloud band ahead of a broad upper trough extends from the Pilbara region of WA into the interior and across most of northern and central Australia. The cloud band originates from an area of convection around a tropical low near the Cocos Islands.
Further south, a trough and a low pressure system in the Great Australian Bight region is generating convective cloud with associated shower and thunderstorm activity. An upper trough is causing mid level cloud over eastern SA, NSW and northwest Victoria.
In a southerly airstream, areas of low cloud are visible over coastal regions of Tasmania, eastern Victoria, New South Wales and southwestern WA.