Satellite View Selection
04:30 UTC on Saturday 18 May 2013 | False colour temperatures, Full Disk
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 18 May 2013
Issued at 11:00 am EST Saturday on 18 May 2013
Patchy middle level cloud extends over northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and through northern and central Queensland to the east coast. This is the result of an upper level trough. An area of thunderstorms is visible over far northern Australia.
Convective cloud and cold air remains over the Tasman Sea due to a deep low pressure system. Southerly winds are causing patchy areas of low cloud over parts of southeast Australia, though mostly about coastal areas.
A cold front extends from the far southeast of WA into the Southern Ocean with an associated cloud band and isolated thunderstorms affecting that region and extending into the Bight south of South Australia. Some low level cloud remains to the west of the front over southern coastal and southwestern parts of WA.