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12:00 ACST on Thursday 29 June 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 29 02:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 29 June 2017
Issued at 11:27 am EST Thursday on 29 June 2017

 
An extensive band of middle and high level cloud, due to the interaction between
a surface trough and an upper level trough, extends from southern Queensland and
northern NSW out over the Tasman Sea. Isolated thunderstorms are occurring on
the northern edge of the cloudband off the northern NSW coast.

Low level cloud is evident near the tropical Queensland coast and along parts of
the south coast of WA and SA and is due to onshore flows driven by a ridge of
high pressure.

A cold front and associated middle level cloudband is crossing Tasmania and
southern Victoria. A pool of cold air following the front is indicated by the
patchy cloud. This cold air is expected to result in snowfall across Tasmania
and, to a lesser extent, Victoria.

Some thin high level cloud is streaming over northern parts of the continent.
Otherwise skies are mostly clear over northern and western parts of the
continent under the high pressure ridge.