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08:30 AWST on Tuesday 21 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Apr 21 00:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 21 April 2015
Issued at 5:52 pm EST Tuesday on 21 April 2015

 
A broad area of middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms across
most of WA, western South Australia and over the Indian Ocean is caused by an
upper level disturbance and a low pressure system of the Pilbara coast.

A trough and low pressure system off the east coast is generating a cloud band
with rain areas and embedded thunderstorms, mainly over eastern New South Wales.
This cloud band extends further eastwards into the Tasman Sea.

Shower and thunderstorm activity can also be seen along the coast of the NT and
over the waters across the tropical north of the continent.

An extensive high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight keeps the
remainder south of the continent mostly cloud free. However, some patches of low
cloud are lingering about the southeast coast in a moist southerly flow.