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15:30 AEST on Thursday 24 May 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 24 05:30:00 2018

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 25 May 2018
Issued at 11:00 am EST Friday on 25 May 2018

A large and slow-moving high pressure system centred over SE of the continent
continues to dominating the weather pattern over much of Australia. This high
pressure system has resulted in a cool south-westerly flow over south-eastern
Australia with areas of low cloud mostly about the coast.

High level cloud crossing northeast Australia is generated by a weak upper level
trough and is advected eastwards the subtropical jet stream.

A strong frontal system and its associated cloud band is evident over southwest
WA. Embedded thunderstorms and squalls are also observed within this cloud band.

The remainder of the country is mostly cloud free due to a surface ridge of high
pressure across the continent.