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07:00 ACDT on Tuesday 13 October 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Oct 12 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 0600UTC chart on 13 October 2015
Issued at 6:33 pm EDT Tuesday on 13 October 2015

A cloud band with embedded thunderstorms extends over southern Queensland and
northeast New South Wales due to a broad trough of low pressure. Areas of low
level cloud associated with a moist southeasterly flow can be seen over the
eastern NSW and Victorian coasts. With low cloud also to the west of Tasmania. 

Further west, another broad trough of low pressure extends from the Kimberley
region through the interior of Western Australia, with a further trough over the
far southwest of WA. These troughs are responsible for the large extent of
convective cloud present over most of WA, with isolated thunderstorms in various
locations. High level cloud is streaming over the southeast of WA due to the
influence of a jet stream.

Northern parts of the Northern Territory and WA also feature some convective
cloud due to a broad area of low pressure. A cloud band associated with a cold
front is approaching the southwest of the country. The remainder of Australia is
mostly clear due to a ridge of high pressure.