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18:30 AEST on Monday 23 May 2022 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May 23 08:30:00 2022

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 6:15 am EST Tuesday on 24 May 2022
Low to middle level cloud covers the eastern coast and adjacent ranges from the
NSW/VIC border north to the central Queensland coast. This is caused by a
near-stationary thermal trough which is generating a surface trough just off the

A complex low is off the WA southwest coast with a big pool of cold air
associated with it. Bands of cloud wrap around the low with a large mass of
cloud being "drawn" down from the northwest ahead of the system.

Subsidence from a slow-moving high over Tasmania is leading to low cloud across
that state.

The north of the continent remains mostly clear.