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10:00 ACST on Sunday 28 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun May 28 00:30:00 2017

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 0000UTC Chart on 28 May 2017
Issued at 11:07 am EST Sunday on 28 May 2017

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over eastern Victoria and Tasmania is
due to a passing cold front. Convective cloud is evident over Australia's south
coast in the cold southwesterly flow behind the front. 

Middle level cloud with embedded thunderstorms over both the Interior of Western
Australia and southeast Queensland are due to the interaction between surface
troughs and an upper-level jet stream.

An upper-level trough is responsible for the middle level cloud streaking across
the Top End in the Northern Territory. 

Moist onshore wind flow is causing areas of low cloud along parts of the east
Queensland coast.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.