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15:30 UTC on Thursday 28 July 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 28 15:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC Chart on 29 July 2016
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Friday on 29 July 2016

A high pressure system located over southeast Australia extends a ridge across
the country. Clear skies are evident across the eastern and northern interior of
Australia. Southeasterly winds are bringing patches of low cloud along the
Queensland coast while an upper trough is responsible for the cloud streaming
from north Queensland across the Coral Sea.

Further south, low cloud is visible over southern parts of South Australia,
Victoria and parts of New South Wales due to a westerly airstream. A cold front
embedded in the westerly airstream is over Tasmania. 

Middle to high level cloud extends over southern districts of Western Australia
and the Bight while a strong cold front is visible to the southwest of Western