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18:30 AEST on Monday 3 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug  3 08:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 3 August 2015
Issued at 5:10 am EST Tuesday on 04 August 2015

A cold front with associated cloud band, is moving across the Tasman Sea.
Cellular clouds with thunderstorms can be seen in the cold air behind the cold
front over the Tasman Sea. 

Low cloud is affecting mainly the southeast parts of the country and is the
result of a westerly airstream behind the cold front. 

A surface trough is causing some low clouds over the southeast parts of

A large area of cloud over the Indian Ocean is associated with a middle level
disturbance with patchy high cloud streaming eastwards into the southwest parts
of Western Australia.  

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge
extending from the southwest.