Satellite View Selection
09:30 AWST on Monday 20 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
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 1800UTC chart on 20 May 2013
Issued at 6:24 am EST Tuesday on 21 May 2013
A northwest cloud band with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms extends from the Kimberley through the interior of the continent to the Bight. This is the result of a significant upper level and surface trough. The surface trough connects to a deepening low over the Bight while another low pressure system is evident over the southern interior of Western Australia. High level jetstream cloud is also visible streaming off the main cloud band across southern Queensland and NSW.
Over the southeast corner, a weakening trough is generating isolated showers about eastern Victoria and the southern ranges of NSW. Isolated thunderstorms are also occuring off the southern NSW coast. Further east, a deep low remains slow moving over the Tasman Sea and a series of cold fronts are tracking over the Southern Ocean well south of the continent.