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15:30 AWST on Thursday 24 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 24 07:30:00 2014

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 24 April 2014.

Issued at 11:12 pm EST Thursday on 24 April 2014

Scattered thunderstorms and showers over the Arafura Sea are associated with a weak tropical low. Isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers over the Gulf of Carpentaria and northeast tropics of Queensland is associated with a broad area of low pressure in conjunction with a trough in the middle levels of the atmosphere.

Middle and high level cloud streaming across central parts WA is associated with a low pressure system located further to the west.

Cold air instability in the wake of a cold front in the Tasman Sea is producing some convective showers over parts of Tasmania. Another trough is triggering some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the northeast of NSW.