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04:30 AEST on Tuesday 5 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, 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 18000UTC chart on 4 May 2015 Issued at 6:31 am EST Tuesday on 05 May 2015 A strong cold front is impacting southern Australia with a surge of cold air behind it causing isolated thunderstorms along the coast. This front connects to an deep low presure system south of the Bight. A cloud band ahead of the front lies along a trough extending from eastern South Australia across western NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. A weakening low pressure system is located over waters far off the NSW coast. Cloud and thunderstorms are visible along the trough from this low over the Tasman Sea while another trough over the Coral Sea is generating an area of shower and thunderstorm activity. Patchy low cloud extends over parts of the east coast. The remainder of the country is generally clear due to a ridge of high pressure from the southeast to the northern interior.