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20:30 UTC on Sunday 30 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Aug 30 20:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 31 August 2015
Issued at 6:34 am EST Tuesday on 01 September 2015

An area of middle level cloud with a few embedded thunderstorms extends over
central Australia and is associated with a slow moving surface trough. A second
trough lies over the SA/WA border and is triggering a more widespread area of
storms. A cold front is moving east through the central southern coast of
Western Australia. The coldest air behind the front is producing showers and
thunderstorms, and is seen crossing the southern coast of WA.

Low cloud lingers over parts of Tasmania, eastern Victoria and near the New
South Wales coast within a moist southerly airstream. Thunderstorm activity is
also triggering off the northern NSW coast. A deep low pressure system is still
rotating over the southwestern Tasman Sea, well to the east of Tasmania.