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15:00 ACST on Saturday 31 July 2021 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jul 31 05:30:00 2021

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 12:53 am EST Sunday on 01 August 2021

A large band of middle to high level cloud extends from the Pilbara to the
southeast of the country, associated with a trough and cold front. Isolated
thunderstorm activity is occurring near the front in South Australia and
Tasmania. Patches of middle to high level cloud extend into New South Wales
ahead of this cloud band, whilst low level cloud pushes into southwest Western
Australia in the wake of the front.

Onshore trade flow is dragging scattered low level cloud along the east coast of
Queensland. Scattered diurnal low level cloud is also building across the north
of the country.

The remainder of the continent is mainly cloud free due to a ridge of high