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20:00 ACST on Saturday 30 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat May 30 10:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 30 May 2015
Issued at 5:51 pm EST Saturday on 30 May 2015

A broad, slow moving cloud band extends from the central interior of Western
Australia through northern parts of South Australia and across New South Wales.
This cloud is due to an upper level trough.

An area of convective cloud over the north coast of the Top End is associated
with a weak trough and an easterly surge over the Arafura Sea. An area of high
cloud streams from this mass across the Northern Territory and into western

A cold front now lies over the Tasman Sea, with a band of thunderstorms now
representing this surface feature. The cold air behind the front lies over
southern districts of Tasmania, and is represented by the spotty cloud. A second
cold front is developing over the Southern Ocean to the distant southwest of the

Patchy low level cloud lies over parts of the SA coast and also about the
tropical Queensland coast due to a moist onshore airstream. Low cloud also lies
across central Victoria and southern New South Wales, and is associated with a
westerly airstream pushing moisture up against the Great Dividing Range.