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04:30 UTC on Sunday 28 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun May 28 04:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 28 May 2017
Issued at 12:00 am EST Monday on 29 May 2017

 
Cloud with embedded thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea is due to a cold front.
Thunderstorms are also visible in the cold air behind the cold front over parts
of eastern Victoria and also to the east of Tasmania.

Another cold front is approaching the southwest parts of Western Australia with
high cloud streaming ahead of the front.

A high pressure system is directing moist southwesterly winds across the Bight
resulting in low cloud over the southern coast of the continent as well as the
west coast of Tasmania.

Middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms over the interior of Western
Australia is due to an upper-level trough. 

This trough is also responsible for the middle level cloud streaming across the
Northern Territory and Kimberley.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.