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04:30 AEST on Sunday 27 July 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jul 26 18:30:00 2014

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 26 July 2014

Issued at 5:17 am EST Sunday on 27 July 2014

An extensive cloudband, with isolated thunderstorms, extends from the Queensland central coast to over the Tasman Sea. This is associated with a trough in the lower to middle levels of the atmosphere.

Patchy mid level cloud over southern Western Australia is associated with a cold front. A stronger cold front, with mainly low cloud, is moving over the far southwest of Western Australia.

Some low cloud is visible over the tropics, while the remaining areas of the country are mostly cloud free due to a strong high pressure system over inland New South Wales.