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07:00 ACST on Saturday 30 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Aug 29 21:30:00 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 30 August 2014

Issued at 7:08 pm EST Saturday on 30 August 2014

Areas of cloud with isolated thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea are associated with a deep low pressure system. Moist onshore flow has brought areas of low level cloud to eastern New South Wales and coastal parts of southeast Queensland.

The cloud band crossing southwest WA is associated with a slow moving cold front extending into the Southern Ocean. High level cloud can be seen streaming ahead of this front over the Bight and South Australia.

In the north, middle level clouds can be seen streaming from the Cape York Peninsula to the Coral Sea.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to the presence of a high pressure ridge.