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01:00 ACST on Saturday 1 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 1 August 2015 Issued at 6:31 pm EST Saturday on 01 August 2015 A band of middle and high level cloud extends from the southeast of Western Australia, across coastal South Australia, over Victoria and New South Wales. This cloud is due to a surface low pressure trough. A cold front now lies over the Tasman Sea, with a mass of cloud extending southeastwards from the coast of Victoria. A second, stronger cold front lies to the distant southwest of Tasmania, although the frontal band of cloud is not yet fully developed. A significant pool of cold air lies over the Southern Ocean behind this front. Patchy low cloud over the Queensland's east coast is the result of the southeast trade wind flow. An extensive area of low cloud is seen over waters to the southwest of WA and is trapped under ridge of high pressure. The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to another ridge of high pressure.