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17:00 ACST on Monday 20 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Apr 20 07:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 20 April 2015
Issued at 11:40 pm EST Monday on 20 April 2015

A broad area of middle and high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms across
central and northern WA and over the Indian Ocean is caused by an upper level

A trough in the east is generating a cloudband with rain areas and embedded
thunderstorms evident. This cloudband extends further eastwards into the Tasman

Shower and thunderstorm activity can also be seen over the waters across the
tropical north of the continent.

An extensive high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight keeps the
remainder south of the continent mostly cloud free. However, some patches of low
cloud are lingering about the southeast coast in a moist southerly flow.