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14:00 ACST on Friday 30 January 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 0600UTC chart on 30 January 2015 Issued at 6:46 pm EDT Friday on 30 January 2015 An inland trough extends across northern WA to the far southwest of the state. This trough is triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms, along with patchy middle level cloud over most parts of WA and the northwest parts of the Territory's Top End. A few thunderstorms can also be seen along the east coast of Queensland and this is due to another trough located futher inland. A thick cloud band extends through the Tasman Sea and is associated with a vigorous, deep low pressure system. The cloud band extends back over Tasmania, eastern parts of Victoria and southeastern NSW. Isolated showers are expected within the cloud band. The rest of the country remains clear under the influence of a slow moving ridge of high pressure centred in the Indian Ocean south of the continent.