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10:30 AEST on Sunday 31 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Aug 31 00:30:00 2014

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 31 August 2014

Issued at 7:20 pm EST Sunday on 31 August 2014

Areas of cloud with isolated thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea are associated with a low pressure system. Moist onshore flow has brought some low level cloud to northeastern parts of New South Wales and southeast Queensland.

The cloud band crossing southern WA is associated with a slow moving cold front extending into the Southern Ocean. High level cloud can be seen streaming ahead of this front over the Bight, South Australia and reaching the western Victoria and Tasmania.

Middle level clouds can be seen streaming from Papua New Guinea to the Coral Sea.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to the presence of a high pressure ridge.