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14:30 AEST on Friday 6 May 2016 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East

Infrared, greyscale, Australia East satellite image of Australia at Fri May  6 04:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 06 May 2016
Issued at 5:07 pm EST Friday on 06 May 2016

An extensive cloud band, with embedded thunderstorms, is extending from the
Indian Ocean to the northwestern and central parts of the country. This is
associated with an upper level trough. High cloud is streaming over Queensland
ahead of the main cloudband due to an upper level jetstream. 

A cold front is approaching Western Australia from the southwest. A cloud band
with embedded thunderstorms associated with the cold front can be seen just off
the southwest coast of WA. 

Low cloud along the west coast of Tasmania is due to an onshore westerly flow.