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14:00 ACDT on Saturday 7 December 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 7 December 2013
Issued at 5:20 am EDT Sunday on 08 December 2013
An area of isolated embedded thunderstorms lies over central and eastern parts of Western Australia is associated with a slow-moving surface trough. Patchy cloud also extends from this system across South Australia and the Great Australian Bight while a cold front is moving over waters to the south of the Bight
Most of the remainder of Australia is cloud free although some high cloud is drifting across Tasmania. Isolated thunderstorms can also be seen near the tip of Cape York Peninsula while patchy low cloud covers southern coastal areas of WA within a moist southerly airflow. A developing cloud band extends from a tropical low near Christmas Island towards the Pilbara coast and is associated with an upper trough.