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02:30 AEST on Friday 22 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 21 16:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 21 August 2014

Issued at 11:00 pm EST Thursday on 21 August 2014

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is directing a moist onshore flow and patchy low cloud onto the New South Wales and southern Queensland coasts.

Further inland, areas of low and middle level convective cloud can be seen over the interior of Queensland and the northeast interior of New South Wales and are due to a weak surface trough and upper low.

A cold front and its associated cloud band are moving across the southwest of WA while an area of cold-air convective cloud behind the front is approaching the far southwest of the state.