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18:00 ACST on Monday 4 May 2015 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May  4 08:30:00 2015

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 18000UTC chart on 4 May 2015
Issued at 6:31 am EST Tuesday on 05 May 2015

 
A strong cold front is impacting southern Australia with a surge of cold air
behind it causing isolated thunderstorms along the coast. This front connects to
an deep low presure system south of the Bight. A cloud band ahead of the front
lies along a trough extending from eastern South Australia across western NSW,
Victoria and Tasmania.

A weakening low pressure system is located over waters far off the NSW coast.
Cloud and thunderstorms are visible along the trough from this low over the
Tasman Sea while another trough over the Coral Sea is generating an area of
shower and thunderstorm activity. Patchy low cloud extends over parts of the
east coast.

The remainder of the country is generally clear due to a ridge of high pressure
from the southeast to the northern interior.