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10:30 AEST on Friday 31 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 1 August 2015 Issued at 11:35 am EST Saturday on 01 August 2015 A band of middle and high level cloud extends from the southern districts of Western Australia, through coastal South Australia and across Victoria and New South Wales. This cloud is due to a surface low pressure trough. A cold front now lies to the east of Tasmania, with a band of cloud extending southeastwards across the Tasman Sea from the cloud area over Victoria. Cold air behind the front is represented by the spotty convective activity over southern Tasmania and waters further south, producing showers and small hail. Patchy low cloud over the Queensland's east coast is the result of the southeast trade wind flow. An extensive area of low cloud is seen over waters to the southwest of WA and is trapped under ridge of high pressure. The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to another ridge of high pressure.