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14:00 ACST on Saturday 20 September 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Sep 20 04:30:00 2014

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 the 1800UTC chart on 20 September 2014.

Issued at 6:08 am EST Sunday on 21 September 2014

Cool southwesterly winds are resulting in areas of low cloud over southern Victoria and Tasmania. Cloud associated with a trough is causing convective cloud and isolated thunderstorms along the southern Queensland coast. Middle level cloud with isolated embedded thunderstorms is evident through the interior of Queensland due to an upper level low pressure system. Further north, high level cloud is streaming across the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Coral Sea.

Cloud associated with a strong cold front is approaching the west coast of Western Australia. A cold air mass with showers and thunderstorms is visible behind the front. Generally clear conditions throughout the remainder of the country.