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08:30 AWST on Monday 1 September 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Sep  1 00:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 1 September 2014

Issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday on 02 September 2014

The cloud band over the southeast of the country is associated with an active cold front and surface trough. Cold-air cloud behind this front can be seen over Victoria and Tasmania.

Cloud over the southwest of Western Australia is due to a combination of a low pressure trough over the Indian Ocean and an upper level jet stream.

The northern half of the country is mostly clear due to a ridge of high pressure extending northwards from the Bight.