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17:30 AEST on Saturday 31 January 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jan 31 07:30:00 2015

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 1200UTC chart on 31 January 2015
Issued at 11:13 pm EDT Saturday on 31 January 2015

 
A broad area of cloud with some embedded thunderstorms covers large parts of
Western Australia and extends into the Top End and western parts of the Northern
Territory. This cloud is associated with a surface trough which stretches from
central WA to the Northern Territory and also an upper low just off the WA west
coast.

Isolated diurnal thunderstorms remain about parts of Tropical North Queensland
while the storms associated with a surface trough over southeast Queensland and
the far northeast of NSW have mostly dissipated or cleared to the east. Tropical
cyclone Ola lies well to the east of Queensland in the Coral Sea. 

Areas of cloud wrapping around a deep low pressure system in the Tasman Sea
cover parts of Tasmania, Victoria and the far southeast of New South Wales.