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12:30 UTC on Monday 31 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 31 August 2015 Issued at 6:34 am EST Tuesday on 01 September 2015 An area of middle level cloud with a few embedded thunderstorms extends over central Australia and is associated with a slow moving surface trough. A second trough lies over the SA/WA border and is triggering a more widespread area of storms. A cold front is moving east through the central southern coast of Western Australia. The coldest air behind the front is producing showers and thunderstorms, and is seen crossing the southern coast of WA. Low cloud lingers over parts of Tasmania, eastern Victoria and near the New South Wales coast within a moist southerly airstream. Thunderstorm activity is also triggering off the northern NSW coast. A deep low pressure system is still rotating over the southwestern Tasman Sea, well to the east of Tasmania.