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11:00 ACST on Friday 26 December 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 26 December 2014 Issued at 11:27 am EDT Friday on 26 December 2014 Showers and thunderstorms are active across the Kimberley and Top End due to a humid unstable airmass and trough both in the lower levels and upper levels of the atmosphere. Cloud is streaming from this region southeastward over Queensland and northeastern New South Wales connecting to another cloud band with embedded showers and thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea that is associated with a cold front and trough. Speckled cloud is visible behind the cold front over Bass Strait and Tasmania which depicts a cold airmass. Southerly winds are bringing areas of low cloud across the Bight and southern Western Australia coast. Cloud associated with Tropical Cyclone "Kate" can be seen northwest of Western Australia near Cocos Island.