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23:30 AWST on Sunday 27 July 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun Jul 27 15:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 28 July 2014

Issued at 5:57 pm EST Monday on 28 July 2014

The Sub-Tropical Ridge, or the belt linking the high pressure systems, stretches across the middle of the continent. Embedded cold fronts and troughs with associated cloud are south of this in the vigorous westerly airstream over the Southern Ocean. A cold front has just reached western Tasmania.

A line of jetstream cloud stretches from southern Western Australia scross southern South Australia, northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Some middle level cloud is visible over the Kimberley region, WA and also over Cape York Peninsula.