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04:30 AEST on Saturday 29 April 2017 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia East

Infrared, greyscale, Australia East satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 28 18:30:00 2017

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 29 April 2017
Issued at 5:17 pm EST Saturday on 29 April 2017

 
Tropical Cyclone "Frances", Category 2, is located off the Kimberley coast of
Western Australia and features frequent thunderstorm activity. High level cloud
is streaming off this system across northern WA into central parts of the
country.

A southwesterly airflow is maintaining low level cloud patches along the New
South Wales and Queensland coasts, as well as over much of Victoria, southern
NSW and southeast South Australia. Patchy low level cloud is seen covering
western Tasmania in a vigorous southwesterly airstream.

High level jetstream cloud is moving across northern South Australia. Patchy
middle level cloud covers parts of SA, northern Bight waters and southern WA
from an upper level trough.

A strong cold front with a pool of cold air behind it is crossing the Southern
Ocean. The front is expected to clip the southern WA coast, but is being blocked
by a strong high in the Bight. This high is keeping most of the mainland cloud
free, but contributing to the low cloud across the southeast.