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18:30 UTC on Tuesday 21 October 2014 | Infrared, greyscale, Full Disk

Infrared, greyscale, Full Disk satellite image of Australia at Tue Oct 21 18:30:00 2014

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


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Satellite Notes for 1800UTC chart on 21 October 2014

Issued at 5:29 am EDT Wednesday on 22 October 2014

A cloud band over eastern South Australia and western parts of NSW and Victoria extends south into the Great Australian Bight. This cloud is associated with an active surface trough and an upper level disturbance. Some low cloud in the wake of this system remains near the southern coast of Western Australia and western coast of South Australia.

High cloud streaming towards WA from the west is associated with a cold front and a low pressure system of the coast west of Perth.

Low cloud persists over coastal New South Wales and eastern coastal parts of Queensland. This is being caused by a strong high pressure system centred east of Tasmania in the Tasman Sea directing moist onshore winds to these areas.