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21:30 AEST on Saturday 4 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jul  4 11:30:00 2015

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 04 July 2015
Issued at 11:58 pm EST Saturday on 04 July 2015

 
Middle level cloud over northern New South Wales is due to an upper level
trough.

Cloud over the southern parts of Victoria, Bass Strait, Tasmania and the
southeast parts of South Australia is due to a series of surface troughs located
over the The Great Australian Bight.

A cold front can be seen moving across the southwest parts of Western Australia
with isolated thunderstorms visible in the associated cloud band further south.

Onshore southeast winds are causing low cloud along the east Queensland coast as
well as Gulf of Carpentaria.

The remainder of Australia is relatively cloud free due to a high pressure
system centred over the central parts of New South Wales.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Raquel" remains slow moving near the Solomon Islands and is
generating broad areas of convective cloud.