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11:30 AEST on Tuesday 31 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Mar 31 01:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 31 March 2015
Issued at 12:00 pm EDT Tuesday on 31 March 2015

An extensive area of middle level cloud with isolated embedded thunderstorms
lies over much of Western Australia, and is primarily caused by an upper level
disturbance and surface trough. Some wispy high cloud can be seen approaching
western Tasmania, after being pulled southwards by the upper level jet stream. 

Another surface trough is generating thunderstorms embedded in middle level
cloud over eastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland. Patches of low
cloud are persisting along the remaining QLD east coast in a moist southeasterly
trade flow off the Coral Sea. 

The remaining central areas of the country is cloud free under the influence of
a high pressure ridge.