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15:30 AEST on Thursday 21 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug 21 05:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 21 August 2014

Issued at 11:14 am EST Thursday on 21 August 2014

A high pressure system near Tasmania is directing a moist onshore flow over the east Australian seaboard. As a result, areas of low cloud are evident over the New South Wales and southern Queensland coasts within the southeasterly airflow. Further inland, areas of low and middle level cloud also remain over the southern interior of Queensland due to an inland trough of low pressure.

A cloud band moving across the southwest of WA is associated with a prefrontal trough and cold front passing over the area.