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19:30 AEST on Tuesday 3 May 2016 | False colour temperatures, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 03 May 2016 Issued at 5:00 pm EST Tuesday on 03 May 2016 Thick middle to high level cloud streaming across the central and eastern parts of the continent is associated with an upper level trough and a jetstream. In the north, a surface trough of low pressure extending from the Kimberley to the southern NT and central Queensland has led to convective acitivity and thunderstorms near the trough. While thunderstorm activity over the Top End of the Northern Territory is due to a humid easterly wind flow over the area. A cloud band moving across coastal South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania is associated with a strong cold front. Very active convection is taking place in the large pool of cold air west of the front, as represented by the speckled cloud over the Great Australia Bight. A high pressure system over the southern Indian Ocean is directing a moist onshore flow over southwest WA and has led to low cloud in the area.