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13:00 ACST on Thursday 18 September 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Sep 18 03:30:00 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
Bureau National Operations Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 18 September 2014.

Issued at 5:06 pm EST Thursday on 18 September 2014

A trough over the Tasman Sea is producing a broad area of cloud with isolated thunderstorms. While a cool southwesterly airstream behind the trough is resulting in areas of low cloud over southeast of the country.

Middle level cloud with the odd thunderstorm can be seen over the southeast of Western Australia and also much of South Australia, this is due to a middle level disturbance. While the remainder of the Australian mainland is mostly cloud free.