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06:30 UTC on Thursday 27 November 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Nov 27 06:30:00 2014

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

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Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 27 November 2014

Issued at 5:00 pm EDT Thursday on 27 November 2014

A broad area of low pressure dominates the northern half of the continent with a trough extending from the far southwest corner of WA, through the Kimberley region, across the Northern Territory's Top End and then down through southern Queensland onto the far northeast corner of NSW. This system is generating an extensive cloud band with frequent, embedded showers and thunderstorms across most parts of the north and through southern parts of WA. The shower and storm activity also extends offshore from the NSW north coast over the Tasman Sea.

A high pressure system in the Bight is directing a moist onshore flow along the NSW coast resulting in areas of low cloud.

Remaining parts of NSW, southeast parts of SA, Victoria and Tasmania remain generally cloud free under the influence of the ridge.