Satellite View Selection
06:30 AEST on Thursday 23 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 22 May 2013
Issued at 5:02 am EST Thursday on 23 May 2013
An extensive cloud band extends from northern Australia across central Queensland to the northern Tasman Sea and is associated with an upper trough. Thunderstorm activity within this cloud band has mostly dissipated overnight.
Areas of cloud also cover much of New South Wales, Victoria and southeastern parts of South Australia and are due to a surface low and trough. Patchy low cloud lies over parts of the remainder of South Australia within a moist southerly airflow behind this trough. Much of southern and central WA is cloud free although low cloud is evident about the south coast and about parts of the Eucla district.