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20:30 AWST on Monday 6 April 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Apr  6 12:30:00 2020

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday on 07 April 2020

 
Broad areas of low cloud lie over the southeast coast of Australia from northern
NSW, through to eastern SA including VIC and TAS. This is due to an onshore flow
directed both by the passage of a cold front and the building of a high pressure
ridge across southeast Australia.

Extensive convective clouds, including thunderstorms, are present over northern
WA. They are being generated due to the interaction between a surface trough and
a moist unstable airmass.

An extensive area of mid to high level cloud is also present over the interior
of the continent extending through SA and western VIC. This is due to an upper
level disturbance.