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01:30 AEST on Thursday 30 October 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Oct 29 15:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Bureau National Operations Centre

Satellite Notes for 0600UTC chart on 30 October 2014

Issued at 6:21 pm EDT Thursday on 30 October 2014

Middle and upper level cloud covers much of central Australia and extends towards the Great Australian Bight. Isolated embedded thunderstorms lie within this cloud mass, mainly near the South Australia - Western Australia border, and are associated with area of lower pressure.

Afternoon thunderstorm activity is also seen about the Kimberley district in WA and through eastern districts of Queensland.

High cloud lies over much of Tasmania and is streaming from a low and associated cold front further to the west.