Satellite View Selection
09:30 AEST on Wednesday 22 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
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 22 May 2013
Issued at 11:00 am EST Wednesday on 22 May 2013
A northwest cloud band with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms extends from the Kimberley, through eastern interior of the continent, to a low pressure system northeast of Adelaide then to Southern Ocean. This has been generated by significant upper level and surface troughs. High level jet stream cloud is streaming off the main cloud band out over the Coral Sea.
Tasmania is mostly clear under the influence of weak ridge. A ridge is also resulting in clear skies over most of southern Western Australia.
Elsewhere, a deep low near New Zealand remains slow moving with widespread showers and thunderstorms.