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20:30 AWST on Sunday 30 April 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Apr 30 12:30:00 2017

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 30 April 2017
Issued at 11:30 pm EST Sunday on 30 April 2017

Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Frances" is located off the Kimberley coast of Western
Australia and features frequent thunderstorm activity. High level cloud is
streaming off this system across northern WA into central parts of the country.
Tropical Cyclone "Greg", Category 1, is west of Christmas Island and

A southeasterly airflow is maintaining low level cloud patches along the New
South Wales and Queensland coasts. Southerly flow is also causing low cloud over
much of Victoria and southeast South Australia. Patchy low level cloud is seen
covering large parts of Tasmania in a moderate northwesterly flow. Much of the
continent is cloud free due to this ridge of high pressure.

Patchy middle level cloud covers parts of eastern SA, and western Victoria and
NSW from an upper level trough.

A cloud band associated with a cold front is moving across the Great Australian
Bight towards the southeastern states.