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01:30 UTC on Friday 18 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 18 01:30:00 2014

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 18 April 2014.

Issued at 11:00 am EST Friday on 18 April 2014

Thunderstorm activity can be seen over the Gulf of Carpentaria and about the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Some streaks of high cloud are seen over the southwest of Western Australia. A weak cold front with associated band of cloud is moving eastwards from southeast South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

A deep low pressure system lies over the eastern Tasman Sea, bringing rain areas and scattered thunderstorms to New Zealand.

The remainder of Australia is mostly cloud free due to a ridge of high pressure.