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10:30 AEST on Saturday 18 April 2015 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia West
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 18 April 2015 Issued at 5:14 am EST Sunday on 19 April 2015 A broad area of middle and high level cloud, with embedded showers and storms, extends from the Indian Ocean and central parts of Western Australia across to the southeast of the continent and the Tasman Sea. This is due to an infeed of moisture ahead of a strong upper level trough. A vigorous cold front over far eastern Victoria is associated with the frontal cloud that stretches from northwest NSW to the Tasmania Sea. A large area of "speckled" cloud south over the Bight is occurring in the cold air behind this front. Cloud from thunderstorm activity extends over parts of Cape York Peninsula.