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16:30 AEST on Tuesday 22 May 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue May 22 06:30:00 2018

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart on 22 May 2018
Issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday on 23 May 2018

 
A strong and slow-moving high pressure system in the Bight continues to dominate
the weather pattern over much of Australia. This high pressure system is
directing a cool south-westerly flow over Victoria and parts and New South Wales
and South Australia, resulting in areas of low cloud.

A trough which moved through Tasmania yesterday has left a pool of cold, speckly
cloud in its wake.

High cloud spilling over northern Western Australia and parts of the Northern
Territory is from thunderstorms over the Indian Ocean.

Thick cloud to the south-west of the continent which spirals into a low pressure
system is associated with a very strong cold front moving up from the Southern
Ocean, which will affect south-west Western Australia later this week.