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05:30 AWST on Sunday 29 May 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat May 28 21:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart 29 May 2016
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Sunday on 29 May 2016

Thunderstorms are evident over the western Tasman Sea near a trough of low

Patchy low level cloud about the coast and ranges in Tasmania, Victoria and
inland New South Wales is due to a cool southwesterly airstream. Likewise, a
strong southerly onshore flow has brought low cloud over much of coastal and
inland southern and southwest WA.

A cold front moving across the Great Australian Bight is producing a middle
level cloud band and thunderstorms near South Australia's coast. Patchy remnants
of this cloud band extends north along a pre-frontal trough near Coober Pedy and
is also generating isolated thunderstorms.

Middle to high level cloud with embedded thunderstorms can be seen near Giles
and is associated with an upper level disturbance. Further west, a jetstream is
pulling high cloud from over the Indian Ocean towards the west coast of WA.

In the north, a field of cumuliform cloud has developed as a result of the
afternoon heat and low level moisture.