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09:00 ACST on Thursday 21 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 20 23:30:00 2014

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 21 August 2014

Issued at 5:02 pm EST Thursday on 21 August 2014

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is directing a moist onshore flow over the east and southeast Australian seaboard. As a result, areas of low cloud are evident over the Victorian, Tasmanian, New South Wales and southern Queensland coasts.

Further inland, areas of low and middle level convective cloud over the southern interior of Queensland, northern New South Wales and South Australia is due to an inland trough of low pressure.

A cloud band moving across the southwest of WA is associated with a prefrontal trough and cold front passing over the area.