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04:30 AEST on Thursday 27 August 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 1200UTC chart on 27 August 2015 Issued at 12:01 am EST Friday on 28 August 2015 A middle level disturbance over central Australia has generated a middle to upper level cloud band over Queensland and northeast New South Wales. Embedded thunderstorms are evident within this cloud band, mostly offshore of southeast Queensland. Areas of low to middle level cloud remain over southeast Australia due to a complex low pressure system centred off the coast of New South Wales, and an upper level low over the Great Dividing Range in NSW. Storm cells are present near the southeast coast of NSW, associated with the surface lows. A band of middle to low level cloud is seen crossing the southern coast of Tasmania and is due to a cold front in the area. In the west, an inland surface trough of low pressure has triggered convective activity about the WA and NT border region. Thunderstorms are also observed in this area. Patchy cloud remains over central and southern WA as a result of a surface trough straddling the west coast. A developing cold front is triggering thunderstorms to the southwest of Perth.