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17:30 AEST on Friday 26 December 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Dec 26 07:30:00 2014

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 0600UTC chart on 27 December 2014
Issued at 5:00 pm EDT Saturday on 27 December 2014

 
A broad cloud band extends from the central parts of the NT to northeastern New
South Wales and is associated with an upper trough. 

Isolated thunderstorms remain over parts of the Kimberley region WA, Northern
Territory's Top End and the Gulf region associated with a low pressure trough.
 
A weak cold front and its associated cloud band is moving into the Tasman Sea
with patchy, low level cloud in its wake. 

Remaining parts of Australia are mostly cloud free.

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Kate" is located well west of the Cocos Islands and is
slowly moving further southwest.