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02:00 ACST on Tuesday 4 August 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 1800UTC chart on 3 August 2015 Issued at 5:10 am EST Tuesday on 04 August 2015 A cold front with associated cloud band, is moving across the Tasman Sea. Cellular clouds with thunderstorms can be seen in the cold air behind the cold front over the Tasman Sea. Low cloud is affecting mainly the southeast parts of the country and is the result of a westerly airstream behind the cold front. A surface trough is causing some low clouds over the southeast parts of Queensland. A large area of cloud over the Indian Ocean is associated with a middle level disturbance with patchy high cloud streaming eastwards into the southwest parts of Western Australia. The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge extending from the southwest.