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12:30 AEST on Thursday 27 August 2015 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 27 August 2015 Issued at 6:19 am EST Friday on 28 August 2015 A weakening middle level disturbance over western Queensland, combined with a slow moving surface trough, has generated a middle to upper level cloud band over eastern Queensland and northeast New South Wales. Embedded thunderstorms are evident within this cloud band, mostly offshore of southeast Queensland. Areas of low to middle level cloud remain over southeast New South Wales and eastern Victoria, due to a complex low pressure system centred off the coast of New South Wales. A mass of cold air, represented by small cellular clouds, lies behind a weakening cold front moving across Tasmania. A surface trough has combined with another middle level feature over the Kimberley and central districts of the NT to trigger convective activity, with areas of middle level cloud streaming eastwards. Patchy cloud remains over central and southern WA as a result of a surface trough near the west coast. A weak cold front is triggering thunderstorms to the southwest of Perth.