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18:30 AWST on Saturday 30 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Aug 30 10:30:00 2014

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 30 August 2014

Issued at 5:34 am EST Sunday on 31 August 2014

Areas of cloud with isolated thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea are associated with a deep low pressure system. Moist onshore flow has brought areas of low level cloud to coastal parts of New South Wales and southeast Queensland.

The cloud band crossing southern WA is associated with a slow moving cold front extending into the Southern Ocean. High level cloud can be seen streaming ahead of this front over the Bight, South Australia and reaching the far west of Victoria and Tasmania.

Middle level clouds can be seen streaming from Papua New Ginea across Cape York Peninsula and into to the Coral Sea. Some patchy low level cloud is also affecting coastal parts of the tropics of Queensland.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to the presence of a high pressure ridge.