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21:30 UTC on Saturday 30 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat May 30 21:30:00 2015

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 30 May 2015
Issued at 6:22 am EST Sunday on 31 May 2015

A broad, slow moving cloud band extends from far northern parts of Western
Australia through Northern Territory to northeastern parts of South Australia
and across New South Wales. This cloud is due to an upper level trough.

An area of convective cloud over the northern parts of Northern Territory and
Cape York Peninsula is associated with a weak trough and an easterly surge over
the Arafura Sea. High cloud streams from this cloud band on to the Northern
Territory and into western Queensland.

A cold front to the south of Tasmania is moving northeast and low cloud
associated with this system covers Tasmania. 

Patchy low level cloud lies over parts of the SA coast and also about the
tropical Queensland coast due to a moist onshore airstream.