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14:30 AWST on Monday 6 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Jul  6 06:30:00 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 1200UTC chart on 06 July 2015
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Monday on 06 July 2015

A surface trough and weakening low pressure system over Bass Strait is bringing
areas of cloud to southern NSW and Victoria. Patchy low cloud over Tasmania lies
within the southeasterly airflow to the south of the trough while the tail end
of a cold front over the Tasman Sea is approaching the far south coast of New
South Wales.

Moist onshore winds are resulting in areas of low cloud about southern parts of
South Australia. A cold front is approaching the southwest of Western Australia
and low cloud in advance of this system covers parts of the Southwest Land

Further north, southeasterly trade winds are generating areas of low cloud near
the east Queensland coast. Areas of low cloud are also evident about parts of
the Top End.

The remainder of Australia is mostly clear due to a broad ridge of high pressure
through the interior of the country.