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08:30 UTC on Thursday 24 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 24 08:30:00 2014

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 24 April 2014.

Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 25 April 2014

Scattered thunderstorms and showers over the Arafura Sea are associated with a weak tropical low. Isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers over the Gulf of Carpentaria and northeast tropics of Queensland is associated with a broad area of low pressure in conjunction with a trough in the middle levels of the atmosphere.

Middle and high level cloud streaming across central and southeast parts WA is associated with a low pressure system located further to the west.

Cold air instability in the wake of a cold front in the Tasman Sea is producing some convective showers over parts of Tasmania. An active trough is triggering some showers and thunderstorms in the northeast of NSW and along a cloud band extending into the Tasman Sea.