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20:00 ACST on Thursday 31 July 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 31 10:30:00 2014

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 31 July 2014

Issued at 6:22 pm EST Thursday on 31 July 2014

A strong cold front that links to a low pressure system to the southeast of Tasmania is moving across the southeast of the country and its associated cloud band is bring showers and isolated thunderstorms to South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Low pressure systems and trough are embedded in the vigorous westerly airstream over the Southern Ocean to the west of this front.

Patchy middle level cloud is visible over the northwest of Western Australia. Areas of low cloud are over the south coast of Western Australia and the east coast of Queensland in the moist onshore airstream.

The Sub-Tropical Ridge, or the belt linking the high pressure systems, stretches across the middle of the continent and maintains mainly clear skies.