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19:00 ACST on Monday 20 April 2015 | 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 1800UTC chart on 20 April 2015 Issued at 11:30 am EST Tuesday on 21 April 2015 A broad area of middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms across central and northern WA and over the Indian Ocean is caused by an upper level disturbance. A trough in the east is generating a cloudband with rain areas and embedded thunderstorms evident. This cloudband extends further eastwards into the Tasman Sea. Shower and thunderstorm activity can also be seen over the waters across the tropical north of the continent. An extensive high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight keeps the remainder south of the continent mostly cloud free. However, some patches of low cloud are lingering about the southeast coast in a moist southerly flow.