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18:00 ACST on Friday 29 April 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 29 08:30:00 2016

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 1200UTC chart on 28 April 2016
Issued at 11:41 pm EST Friday on 29 April 2016

 
A ridge of high pressure extends along the Queensland coast and is associated
with a blocking high in the Tasman Sea. This system is maintaining a moist
onshore air stream and generating patchy low cloud over eastern districts of
Queensland.

A cloud band is streaming through the interior of the country and extends across
NSW and eastern Victoria. This is associated with an upper level jet stream and
continues to produce showers and areas of rain through NSW and eastern Victoria.


Further south, a cold front is moving across Tasmania while another front is
impacting the South West Land Division of Western Australia. This front extends
further south from Western Australia to connect with an intense low over the
Southern Ocean. 

Mostly clear across the remainder of Australia apart from some convective cloud
about the northern Gulf of Carpentaria.