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04:30 AEST on Thursday 27 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Aug 26 18:30:00 2015

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 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

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.