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18:30 AWST on Thursday 24 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 24 10:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 24 April 2014.

Issued at 5:00 pm EST Thursday on 24 April 2014

Scattered thunderstorms and showers over the Arafura Sea are associated with a weak tropical low. Isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers over the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea with a band of middle level cloud streaming over Cape York Peninsular is all associated with a broad area of low pressure in conjunction with a trough in the middle levels of the atmosphere.

A cloud band with embedded isolated showers and storms in the Tasman Sea is associated with a cold front. Isolated showers and one or two thunderstorms affecting Tasmania and the open waters in that region is associated with the cold air instability in the wake of the cold front.

Middle and high level cloud streaming across much of the eastern Indian Ocean and over the central parts of the WA coast is associated with a low pressure system located further to the west.