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14:30 AEDT on Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Nov 13 03:30:00 2019

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 5:53 pm EDT Wednesday on 13 November 2019

A vigorous cold front has now pushed offshore and is tracking eastwards across
the Tasman Sea. Behind the front extensive smoke areas from northeastern NSW and
southeastern QLD bushfires are visible extending to the east.

A low pressure trough linking northern WA, the NT and central QLD is generating
areas of patchy cloud with a few isolated thunderstorms throughout. High cloud
over the interior of Western Australia is associated with an upper air
disturbance and a broad surface trough. 

A second cold front with attached middle level cloud has now pushed east off the
Tasmanian coast and continues to track across the Tasman Sea. Speckled cloud can
be seen behind the front in the cold air mass over Tasmania and southern

In the Bight, a high pressure ridge is dominating southern parts of the
continent, generating an onshore southwesterly airstream and pushing low level
cloud along coastal areas of South Australia and Victoria.