Satellite View Selection
02:30 AWST on Wednesday 22 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 1200UTC chart on 21 May 2013
Issued at 11:38 pm EST Tuesday on 21 May 2013
A northwest cloud band with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms extends from the Kimberley through the central and eastern interior of the continent. This is the result of significant upper level and surface troughs. High level jet stream cloud is visible streaming off the main cloud band out over the Tasman Sea.
The surface trough connects to a low pressure system near the west coast of South Australia, which is associated with showers and isolated thunderstorms through the Bight.
Tasmania is mostly clear under the influence of weak ridge. A ridge is also developing over the Indian Ocean, which is clearing skies over Western Australia.
Elsewhere, a deep low remains slow moving over the eastern Tasman Sea with widespread showers and thunderstorms, while a series of cold fronts is tracking across the Southern Ocean well to the south of the continent.