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06:00 ACST on Thursday 5 May 2016 | 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 04 May 2016 Issued at 6:45 am EST Thursday on 05 May 2016 Areas of low cloud can be seen near southeast South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW under a ridge of high pressure. Interaction between a broad surface trough and an upper level trough has resulted in an extensive cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over the northern and central parts of Western Australia. A cold front has clipped the southwest of WA, areas of low cloud can be seen the southwest coast of WA in the wake of the cold front.