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09:30 UTC on Friday 18 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 18 09:30:00 2014

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 18 April 2014.

Issued at 5:00 pm EST Friday on 18 April 2014

Thunderstorm activity can be seen over the Gulf of Carpentaria and about the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Some streaks of high cloud are seen over the southwest of Western Australia. A weak cold front with associated band of cloud and thunderstorm activity is moving eastwards from southeast South Australia, Victoria and eastern Tasmania.

A deep low pressure system lies over the eastern Tasman Sea, bringing rain areas and scattered thunderstorms to New Zealand.

The remainder of Australia is mostly cloud free due to a ridge of high pressure.