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18:00 ACST on Friday 22 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 22 May 2015 Issued at 5:00 pm EST Friday on 22 May 2015 An area of cloud with embedded thunderstorms over Tasman Sea and central NSW coast is generated by a trough and a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea. A band of middle level cloud over eastern Queensland and northeast New South Wales is associated with an upper trough. A surface trough near the west coast combined with a mid level disturbance over western and central Australia generates areas of middle and high level cloud. Low level cloud over coastal areas of southern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and eastern South Australia is associated with a moist southerly airstream associated with a strong high pressure system south of Adelaide.