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04:30 AEST on Tuesday 3 May 2016 | Visible, greyscale, Australia

Visible, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May  2 18:30:00 2016

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 02 May 2016
Issued at 5:46 am EST Tuesday on 03 May 2016

 
Middle to high level cloud streaming across the central and eastern parts of the
continent is associated with an upper level trough and a jetstream. Embedded
thunderstorms can be seen within this cloud band over the central parts of NT
and the interior of WA.

A strong cold front is moving across Tasmania with a large pool of cold air and
low cloud behind the front.

Thunderstorm activity over the Top End of the Northern Territory is due to a
humid easterly wind flow over the area.

Cloud with embedded thunderstorms over the northern Tasman Sea is due to surface
troughs.