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20:30 AEST on Friday 29 April 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Apr 29 10:30:00 2016

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 30 April 2016
Issued at 12:14 pm EST Saturday on 30 April 2016

 
A ridge of high pressure extends along the Queensland coast and is associated
with a high in the Tasman Sea. This system is maintaining a moist onshore
airstream and is generating patchy low cloud over eastern districts of
Queensland.

A cloud band is streaming through the interior of the country and extends across
NSW to the Tasman Sea. This is associated with an upper level jet stream and
continues to produce showers through NSW.

Further south a cold front is moving across the Great Australian Bight. This
front extends further south to connect with an intense low and a pool of cold
air over the Southern Ocean.

A trough and a cold front in the Tasman Sea is causing a large area of mid to
high level cloud.

Mostly clear across the remainder of Australia apart from some convective cloud
about the northern Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York Peninsula.