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22:30 AEST on Saturday 18 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Apr 18 12:30:00 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 18 April 2015
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Saturday on 18 April 2015

A broad area of middle and high level cloud extends from the Indian Ocean and
central parts of Western Australia across to the southeast of the continent and
the Tasman Sea. This is due to an infeed of moisture ahead of a strong upper
level trough.

A vigorous cold front over eastern Victoria is associated with the frontal cloud
that stretches from northwest Victoria to eastern Tasmania. A large area of
"speckled" cloud south of the Bight is occurring in the cold air behind this

Cloud from thunderstorm activity extends over parts of Cape York Peninsula.