Satellite View Selection
20:30 AEST on Thursday 5 December 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 5 December 2013
Issued at 1:09 am EDT Friday on 06 December 2013
A surface trough and associated cloud band with embedded thunderstorms extends over northern and northeastern Australia, eventually merging with a developing cold front over the Tasman Sea. A cold air mass behind this front, visible as speckled cloud, is affecting agricultural areas of South Australia, southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
A low pressure system and trough about the west coast of Western Australia is causing cloud to thicken with showers and thunderstorms to develop over most parts of the state.
A ridge of high pressure is maintaining mostly clear conditions over central Australia apart from some streaming high cloud.