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06:30 AEST on Tuesday 5 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May  4 20:30:00 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 0000UTC chart on 5 May 2015
Issued at 11:44 am EST Tuesday on 05 May 2015

A strong cold front is impacting southeast Australia with a surge of cold air
behind it causing isolated thunderstorms along southern coasts. This front
connects to an deep low pressure system southwest of Tasmania. A cloud band
ahead of the front lies along a trough extending over eastern Victoria and

A trough over the Coral Sea is generating an area of shower and thunderstorm
activity. Patchy low cloud extends over parts of the east coast.

The remainder of the country is generally clear due to a ridge of high pressure
extending from the west.