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20:30 AEST on Sunday 5 July 2020 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Jul  5 10:30:00 2020

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 1200UTC Chart
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Sunday on 05 July 2020

 
Cold air from the Southern Ocean extends over the Tasman Sea and is evident by
the speckled cellular cloud. Extensive low cloud and fog over southeastern
Australia is a combination of the same cold air mass and subsidence from the
ridge of high pressure over land. 

In the west, a vigorous cold front is approaching southwest WA with patchy cloud
over the land ahead of the front that features a distinct thicker cloud band
along the frontal change with embedded thunderstorms active along the southwest
coast. 

In the north a band of high cloud streaming over Queensland is associated with
an upper level jet stream.