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23:00 ACST on Tuesday 28 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Jul 28 13:30:00 2015

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 1200UTC chart on 28 July 2015
Issued at 12:18 am EST Wednesday on 29 July 2015

The patchy middle-level cloud band over the Coral Sea is associated with an
upper trough and the jet stream. A thick rain band is evident over southern WA
with high-level cloud streaming ahead of this system across the Bight. 

A high pressure system near western New South Wales is directing a moist onshore
airflow over the southeast of Australia and the Queensland coast, leading to
areas of patchy low cloud.

The rest of the country is mostly clear due to the high pressure system.