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07:30 UTC on Saturday 18 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 18 April 2015 Issued at 6:15 pm EST Saturday on 18 April 2015 A broad area of middle and high level cloud extends from the Indian Ocean and central parts of Western Australia across to the southeast of the continent and the Tasman Sea. This is due to an infeed of moisture ahead of a strong upper level trough. A vigorous cold front is now approaching Melbourne. Frontal cloud stretches from the Eyre Peninsula to Tasmania. A large area of "speckled" cloud south of the Bight is the cold air behind this front. Low cloud lies over the WA south coast in the wake of this system. Cloud from thunderstorm activity is over parts of Cape York Peninsula.