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01:30 UTC on Wednesday 5 August 2015 | False colour temperatures, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 5 August 2015 Issued at 11:59 am EST Wednesday on 05 August 2015 The cloud band extending from northern Victoria and into the southern Tasman Sea is associated with a cold front. Cellular clouds can be seen in the cold air behind the front, covering a wide area including southern Victoria and Tasmania. Areas of thunderstorms are present in the cold air, mostly to the southeast of Tasmania. Another cloud band over the northern Tasman Sea is due to a surface trough. A second surface trough is responsible for patchy cloud and thunderstorms well off the northern New South Wales coast. Southwesterly flow driven by a high pressure ridge to the southwest of the continent has brought areas of low cloud to southern parts of the country. Interaction between an upper level disturbance and a third surface trough has generated an extensive area of cloud over the Indian Ocean, with high cloud streaming ahead of the system over the west coast of WA. The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge.