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10:30 UTC on Saturday 31 January 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Jan 31 10:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 31 January 2015
Issued at 6:51 pm EDT Saturday on 31 January 2015

A broad area of cloud with embedded thunderstorms covers large parts of Western
Australia and extends into the Top End and western parts of the Northerrn
Territory. This cloud is associated with an inland trough which stretches from
central WA across Northern Territory, inland Queensland and over northeast New
South Wales. Isolated thunderstorms can be seen along the trough over Queensland
and New South Wales. Isolated thunderstorms over the north tropical coast of
Queensland is due to another trough originating from Tropical cyclone OLA
located well to the east in the Coral Sea. 

Areas of cloud wrapping around a deep, slow-moving low pressure system in the
Tasman Sea cover parts of Tasmania, eastern Victoria and the far southeast of
New South Wales. 

The remainder of Australia is mostly cloud free.