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04:00 ACST on Tuesday 21 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Apr 20 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 0000UTC chart on 21 April 2015
Issued at 11:48 am EST Tuesday on 21 April 2015

A broad area of middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms across
most of WA 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 New South Wales. This
cloud band extends further eastwards into the Tasman Sea.

Shower and thunderstorm activity can also be seen 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.