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21:00 ACST on Monday 20 May 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 0600UTC chart on 21 May 2013
Issued at 6:32 pm EST Tuesday on 21 May 2013
A northwest cloud band with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms extends from the Kimberley through the through the central and eastern interior of the continent. This is the result of significant upper level and surface troughs. High level jet stream cloud is visible streaming off the main cloud band out over the Tasman Sea.
The surface trough connects to a low pressure system near the far west coast of South Australia, associated with showers and isolated thunderstorms through the Bight.
The southeast corner of Australia is mostly clear this afternoon as a weak ridge moves over the area. A ridge developing in the Indian Ocean is also clearing skies over Western Australia.
Elsewhere, a deep low remains slow moving over the eastern Tasman Sea with widespread showers and thunderstorms, while a series of cold fronts is tracking across the Southern Ocean well to the south of the continent.