Satellite View Selection
22:00 ACST on Sunday 19 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 20 May 2013
Issued at 12:02 pm EST Monday on 20 May 2013
A busy synoptic chart sees the subtropical jet stream extending a northwest cloud band across much of the interior of Western Australia, and into western parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory. This is associated with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms, while an area of more active thunderstorms can be seen near the Kimberley coast.
A weakening low pressure system and cold front can be seen as the spiral-shaped system crossing the coast of southwest Western Australia. This is generating scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Cloud ahead of a trough to the west of Tasmania is bringing isolated showers and thunderstorms to the far southeast of South Australia, western Victoria and northwest Tasmania.
Elsewhere, a ridge of high pressure centred over northern New South Wales is keeping much of the north and east of the country clear, while a deep low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is responsible for widespread convective cloud over the ocean with showers and thunderstorms.