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04:30 AEST on Friday 28 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 27 18:30:00 2015

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 28 August 2015
Issued at 5:29 pm EST Friday on 28 August 2015

A middle level disturbance over northern WA has generated an area of middle to
upper level cloud over the NT and western Queensland. Embedded thunderstorms are
evident on the western flank of this cloud mass and can be attributed to a
series of low pressure troughs in the area. Likewise, this broad area of low
pressure is responsible for convective cloud field over northern and central WA.

A moist southerly onshore over southeast Australia has produced areas of low
cloud. Convective clouds are also observed in the cold air behind a weakening
cold front east of Tasmania.

In the west, patchy cloud and storms can be seen along a weakening cold front
over southwest WA.