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11:00 ACST on Thursday 27 November 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Nov 27 01:30:00 2014

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Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 27 November 2014

Issued at 11:00 am EDT Thursday on 27 November 2014

A broad area of low pressure dominates the northern half of the continent with a trough extending from the far southwest corner of WA, through the Kimberley region, across the Northern Territory's Top End and then down through southern Queensland onto the far northeast corner of NSW. This system is generating an extensive cloud band, with embedded thunderstorms through Western Australia and another increase in shower and thunderstorm activity off the NSW north coast. This cloud band diurnally thickens with increased shower and thunderstorm activity occurring during the afternoon.

A high pressure system in the Bight is directing a moist onshore flow along the NSW coast resulting in areas of low cloud.

Remaining parts of NSW, southeast parts of SA, Victoria and Tasmania remain generally cloud free under the influence of the ridge.