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18:30 AEST on Sunday 19 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
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 0600UTC chart on 19 May 2013
Issued at 5:57 pm EST Sunday on 19 May 2013
Areas of mid level cloud over Western Australia, South Australia and northwest NSW is due to a an upper level trough and a jet stream. Cloud band associated with an approaching cold front is visible over waters southwest of WA. A trought and a cold front is extending through the Bight and into the Southern Ocean and is causing embedded thunderstorm activity.
Convective cloud and cold air remains over the Tasman Sea region due to a complex area of low pressure. Convective cloud is also visible near the Top End of NT and about the tropical north coast of WA.