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02:30 AEST on Friday 29 July 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 28 16:30:00 2016

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC Chart on 29 July 2016
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Friday on 29 July 2016

A high pressure system located over southeast Australia extends a ridge across
the country. Clear skies are evident across central and northern parts of
Australia. Southeasterly winds are bringing patches of low cloud along the
Queensland coast while an upper trough is responsible for the cloud streaming
across the northern parts of the Coral Sea.

Further south, low cloud is visible over southern parts of South Australia,
Victoria and parts of New South Wales due to a westerly airstream. A cold front
embedded in the westerly airstream is located over the southern Tasmania Sea
with the coldest airmass in the wake of the front evident by the speckled
cellular cloud. 

Middle to high level cloud extends over southern districts of Western Australia
and SA and is associated with a cold front and upper level trough.